Close your eyes and go back
Before the Internet or the MAC,
Before semi automatics and
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...
I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.
Mother May I?
Running through the sprinkler
Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons
Road Runner, Smurfs, Picture Pages, G-Force & He-Man
Wonder Woman & Super Man Underoos
Playing Dukes of Hazard
Catchin' lightning bugs in a jar
Your first day of school
Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight
Getting an Ice Cream off the Ice Cream Truck
A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers
Jumpin down the steps
Jumpin on the bed
Running till you were out of breath
hard that your stomach hurt
Being tired from playin'...
Your first crush...
Rainy days at school meant playing
"Heads up 7Up" in the class room
Remember that? I'm not finished yet...
Kool-aid was the drink of summer
your friends on your handle bars
Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school
Class Field Trips
everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
When a quarter seemed like a fair allowance, and another quarter a
When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him
or use him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even
the kid, thought a thing of it.
When your parents took you to McDonalds and you were so cool.
When being sent to the
principal's office was
nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
I want to go back
to the time when...
Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo"
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming,
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best"
Being old referred to anyone over 20.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
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.
were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare"
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.
were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
Close your eyes and go back.