13 Illustrations That Show How We Saw Our Childhood and How Our Parents Saw It

A child always interprets the world around them in a much more dramatic and interesting way than it is in reality. In our childhood fantasies, a pile of cushions became a castle, and an armchair and a blanket could be a cave.

But of course, many of us sadly lose that vivid imagination as we grow older. That's why Bright Side would like you to remember just how exciting life really was when you were younger.

Playing with your parents

Standing in line at the store

Playing with dolls

Playing outside

A completely ordinary walk

Learning simple lessons

Helping dad

A dark room

Playing hide and seek

Playing tag


Going out in the evening

Going sledding

Illustrated by Igor Kalashnikov exclusively for Bright Side

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