Monday, 3 January 2011


Close your eyes... And go back...

*Before the Internet or the AIM
*Before semi automatics and weed
*Before playstation2 or X-box
*Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night...

..Way back...

*I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
*Red light, Green light.
*Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.
*Mother May I?
*Red Rover
*four square
*Hula Hoops
*Running through the sprinkler
*Happy Meals
*Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car


*Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons
*Like Hey Arnold and Doug
*Or what about legends of the hidden temple, global guts, double dare, bloody mary and who, ARE YOU AFFRAID OF THE DARK!
*Who could forget Snick
*Or the teenage mutant ninja turtles, scooby doo, and Power Rangers,
*Christmas morning...
*Your first day of school
*Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses

*Climbing trees
*Getting an ice cream off the ice cream truck (the real ice cream truck w/ cones & banana splits)
*A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers
*Jumpin' down the steps
*Jumpin' on the bed
*Pillow fights
*Runnin' till you were out of breath
*Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt and you almost peed your pants
*Laughing so hard that you did pee your pants
*Being tired from playin' all day
*Your first crush...
*Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads up 7-Up" & "King chase the Queen" in the classroom
Remember that?

I'm not finished yet...

*Kool-Aid & Icee Cups was the drink of the summer
*Giving your friends a ride on your handlebars or spokes
*Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school
*Class Field Trips
*When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
*When getting high was swinging on the swing-set
*When $5 seemed like a million, and another dollar a Miracle.
*When your parents took you to McDonalds and you were so cool.
*When Toys r Us overuled the "mall"

I want to go back to the time when...

*Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"
*Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"
*"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
*Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "monopoly"
*Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening
*It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
*Saying cuss words were referred to the "F, B or S - word" or h-e double hockey sticks.
*Being old, referred to anyone over 20.
*The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
*The only real heart break you had was when your mom wouldnt buy you that new toy
*Nobody was prettier than Mom
*Nobody was cooler than Dad
*Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better
*It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park.
*Getting an inch of snow was a dream come true.
*Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare"
*Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!

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