Monday, April 07, 2008

I Want to Go Back to the Time When....

This is an email classic so you may have seen it before, but I liked it and thought I'd share it :

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 issues 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
  • being "old" was referring 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 your 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
  • "Olly olly 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
  • water balloons were the ultimate weapon
  • war was a card game
  • baseball cars 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 them, then you have LIVED!

4 comments:

Tracey said...

Well, most of that list can be re-achieved at any age. It's just a frame of mind, you know?

Elle*Bee said...

So true.

Shionge said...

Over here I remembered boys catching spiders instead of fireflies over there :)

Elle*Bee said...

We never caught spiders. Not unless we were nursing a baby bird back to health.