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!


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.