In this big, bold, and serious world, how often do we pause to look at what kids around the world stash into their pockets? Because just like adults they too have their reason to stuff their pockets with whatever.
A survey conducted by American online lender CashNetUSA gives a sneak peek into the fascinating world of kids through their pockets. Just like a lot can be guessed from what an adult keeps in his’ or her’s pockets, wallets, like their hobbies, beliefs,’ profession, even status, the same applies to kids as well.
How Was The Survey Conducted?
The conductors of the survey previously carried a similar survey, probing into what adults carry in their wallets across 16 countries. Turns out it’s mostly the same with money, credit card coins, sometimes a hairpin, sometimes an earing, memos, notes, some men kept passport size pics of their wife and kid, and that’s pretty much it.
In the case of kids, Saving Spot took samples from kids around the world – from India to Ukraine to the US – by asking their parents to find what kids had in their pockets after a typical weekday. They were further requested to put the findings on a white background and adjust some lightings to click images.
Finding what kids around the world stuffed into their pockets?
What we carry in our pockets reflect a lot about ourselves. Some of us are writers, so we’ll have notepads and pen in our pockets, a photographer might have a spare battery pack and an SD card, in the same way, a health-conscious person might have a gym card, and so on.
But what kids around the world stuff inside their pocket have their own sweet little logic, ideas, and reason. And that tells a lot about their personality.
“Our process for this was very simple. We put out a request for parents with children 6 and under. Of the responsesthat we received, we selected 6 that gave us a diverse enough mix of age, gender and geographical location,”
the publication wrote in their press release.
5-years-old Nadia from Ukraine
Nadia’s father tells Saving Spot that it is she who deices what goes in her pocket, as long as it is not slime, which her parents forbid. But Nadia insists if there’s anything she’d want to fit in her pocket, it would be slime because her mother forbids to do that (ironic li’ll girl). When asked why she keeps the things that were found, she couldn’t answer. This time we’ve got a dear bunny and some money that Nadia would probably spend to spoil the bunny.
5-years-old Dante from Argentina
Most of the parents in the survey reported they were surprised to see what their kids had in them. 5-years-old Dante from Argentina said he loves to save little treasures. He also told him he loves to replace his stuff from time to time. A candle and a little golden elephant gifted to him by dad are his favorites.
If there’s anything he could keep in his pocket, it would be Santa’s magical raindeers. Dante has a “very observant eye, loves details and little things,” his parents said, and “he loves nature.” He also likes “saving money in his piggy bank for meals, future travels or toys,” his parents told.
6-years-old William from the USA
When asked what surprised William’s parents about his pocket stuff, they said its the lint-free candy in his pocket. William vouches for his candies. When asked what would you like to keep in your pockets every time, he answered candies. William is obsessed with Lego and Harry Potter at this moment and their parents are not taken aback when they find skittles, colors licked off it.
5-tears-old Bilal from India
Bilal, 5, from India, is obsessed with cars. He lives and breathes cars. If there’s one thing he’d love to carry in his pockets, it would be real cars he sees on the streets. Findings in his pocket revealed once he carried his father’s credit card. Maybe because he knows it can fetch him his dream object, and some coins, shells, sticks won’t. His parents say findings in his pocket shows his obsession with cars.
4-years-old Bridgit from the USA
Bridgid’s pocket that day was full of treasures she hunted as a pirate from the seas. There were shells, keys, and a beautiful green stone. Bridgit loves her pet husky-pitbull mix and she would choose him anytime over anything else she could be able to carry in the pocket all the time if she could. Her parents reported a handful of baking soda was the weirdest thing they found in her pocket. Otherwise, Bridgit’s usual jam is shiny and beautiful things.
4-years-old Wyatt from the UK
Wyatt might be 4 years old and tiny, but this UK kid wishes to fit a whole T-Rex in his pocket if he could fit anything in it. Although to compensate this plan of his, he had a miniature T-Rex nonetheless. There are sticks, his favorite, marbles, and a snack bar to munch on after all his big intentions take a lot of energy.
When asked how often do you find strange things in Wyatt’s packet? His parents told, “Every time I risk putting my hands into them.” Once Wyatt managed to stash their house key in his pockets, and his parents were glad and confused to find it there.
This was all of it. Kids around the world and their stuff in the pockets. Maybe you too can consider having a look into your kid’s pockets to see what it has, and who knows you might learn a different side of your kid.
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