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
Or what about legends of the hidden temple,
global guts, double dare, bloody mary and who,
ARE YOU AFFRAID 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 (the real ice
cream truck w/ cones & banana splits)
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 down 7-Up"
& "King chase the Queen" in the classroom
I'm not finished yet...
Kool-Aid & Icee Cups 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
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!!!