Sometimes I want to be a kid again. I want to go back to the time when:

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Sometimes I want to be a kid again. I want to go back to the time when:

    ~ 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 the 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 or take my nose off my face.
    ~ 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.
    ~ "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.


    Courtesy of Mike's Funnies
     
  2. Salty

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    Being able to play dodge ball

    Being able to get paid for mowing someones lawn even though you were only 11

    Being able to stay outside playing a game of sandlot baseball until 11 pm

    Dad would drive you out to the county and let you drive on your 14th birthday

    Taking your BB gun to school for show and tell
     
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    Just last week, DH and I were deciding who would get off their lazy butts and pick up our daughter from church. We finally did "rock, paper, scissors". I won. :D
     
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    I remember playing "cowboys and Indians", and my "gun" was a stick or just my finger. We yelled "BANG! You're dead!" Children actually had an imagination and didn't need a computer to entertain themselves.
     
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    100 degrees wasn't too hot for anything.
    The only "uniforms" our baseball teams had were T-shirts and caps.
    It was worth a sting or 2 to knock down a wasp nest with a rock.
    Our grandparents had all kinds of curiosities, tools, and even buildings, no longer used, but fun to look at.
    Riding your bicycle to school, standing it in the rack and riding it home-- little fear of theft or sabotage.
    My favorite candy bar, a Zero, had a polar bear on the wrapper-- it's still the same bar basically, but I've missed that bear for 40 years.
     
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    In 1956 I had a bicycle stolen at school.
     
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    And you want to go back in time to prevent that from happening?
     
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    I'd like to go back to when:

    Kids weren't required to wear helmets just to ride bikes

    If you sassed the teacher, you got spanked at school and your parents didn't sue the school over it

    Boys had boys' names and girls had girls' names, and there weren't 10 different ways to spell a single name

    Substitute teachers actually taught, instead of having the class watch a movie

    We said the Pledge of Allegience and said morning prayers

    Half the graduating class wasn't pregnant or divorced
     
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    I remember my brothers had cap guns.... you know... the kind that look like the real thing and held a roll of red paper, turned and fed by holes and red buttons between which exploded every time the trigger activated the whatchamacallit.

    I envied them then... Never could convince them that a doll was a fair trade!

    I think my favorite doll was eventually thrown out by a parent disgusted with her naked and bald appearance... She had hair planted in her rubber head. I worn it out! Her arms and legs and head could be pulled off (all rubber and hollow) and put back together again, reversed even. Needless to say.... she wasn't anatomically sound..... lol.... I guess mother got tired of my cutting and tearing up garbage bags and with slots and tabs... 'sewing' her some clothes.
     
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    AND you got spanked at home as well.
     
  11. Don

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    Mom or Dad would give you and your brother 50 cents; you'd ride your bicycles over to the other side of the lake to the Ranger Station, and you could each buy a push pop; on the way back, you'd stop and check out what was underneath the bridge; and/or ride down the side road to check out the fishing spot. As long as you were back home by dark.
     
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    ---when country stores filled in parking lot pot holes w/coke bottle tops!!----and you were tough enough to walk over 'um!!!:thumbs:
     
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    On Saturday mornings my brother and I would back a lunch, fill our canteens, and go "exploring" in the woods. We wouldn't get back until right before dark, and no one ever worried or went looking for us. The good ole days.
     

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