Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
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 the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best friends."
Being old referred to anyone over 20.
The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn't matter.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.
Nobody was prettier than Mom.
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 a foot of snow was a dream come true.
Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
No shopping trip was complete unless a new toy was brought home.
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
War was a card game.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
If you can remember most or all of these, than you have LIVED!!!
You're IT! Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their "Grown Up" Life!!!!!!!!
Jan 19, '02
Oh, I remember those days! And watching my kids live them keeps me young at heart!
Jan 19, '02
I almost cried as I read this post!
But so glad to have these memories!
Just the other day my daughter and I had a debate about the tv running the whole day, and why she won't read a book instead.
She just doesn't want to read, altough she can read very well and understands what is written (I worried about that for a long time, but we had that one and her eyes checked), she just doesn't want to.
I told her that I read everything I could get my hands on, as I was her age, since tv was from 5pm till midnight and on saturdays/ sundays from 3pm till midnight.
She just couldn't believe this!! And that in black and white!!
Those were the days!!
Take care and keep on reading, Renee
Jan 19, '02
You mean Ice cream is NOT a food group????
Jan 21, '02
Me and my brother used to open like 20 packages of "Smarties" and sort them out in colors. Each color would represent a different medicine.
Sounds really stupid now, but we could occupy a few hours by "administering" medicines to each other.
Maybe my childhood did effect my career decision!!!!
Jan 23, '02
My favorite is:
Remember when sex was safe and drag racing was dangerous.
Jan 26, '02
...stepping on the crack would break your momma's back...
...1,2,3 RED LIGHT!
...simpon sez...do this, simon sez do dis, simon sez do dis, simon sez do dis, DO DIS! GOTCHA!!!!!
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