Friday, March 27, 2009

Grown Up!

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... 
..Way back... 
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? 
Red Rover 
four square 
Hula Hoops 
Running through the sprinkler 
Happy Meals 
Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car 
Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons 
Like Hey Arnold and 
Doug Recess 
Or what about legends of the hidden temple, 
global guts, double dare, bloody mary and who,
Who could forget Snick 
Or the teenage mutant ninja turtles, scooby doo,
 and Power Rangers, 
Christmas morning... 
Your first day of school 
Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses 
Climbing trees 
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 
Pillow fights 
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 
Remember that? 
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!!!

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