Friday, October 22, 2010

Oh, To Be a Kid Again!

> Decisions were made by saying "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 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.
> It was magic when Dad would "remove" his thumb.
> It was unbelievable that dodge ball 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."
> "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
> Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down would cause 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.

Taken from the Gospel Greats Weekly E-newsletter

1 comment:

Hannah Joy R. said...

I agree!
But when we were that age, we thought we had things hard. We couldn't wait till we were older and could do what our older siblings did.
Thanks for posting that!
Hannah Joy