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…
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?
Running through the sprinkler
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,
Your first day of school
Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses
Getting an ice cream off the ice cream truck
A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers
Jumpin’ down the steps
Jumpin’ on the bed
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
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. :)