Those Were The Days

i know this has been passed around the internet a couple million times, but i have it saved in a text file on my laptop for the sole purpose of remembering how much fun we had when we were kids.

and i have to say that everything in this list is spot on. i think the only things it didn’t mention were otter pops, tormenting neighborhood boys, and the roller skating rink.

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, and who, ARE YOU AFRAID 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

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” in the classroom

Remember that?

I’m not finished yet…

Kool-Aid 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!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their “grown up” life…

I double dog dare you.

to those of you who feel like this was 8 million years ago, throw this gem in a word doc. and read it once a month. i guarantee it will brighten your day. :)