going crazy

Sunday, December 25, 2005

simple things in life

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
Wait...
Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons
Like Hey Arnold and Doug
Or what about legends of the hidden temple,global guts, double dare, and who, ARE YOU AFFRAID OF THE DARK!
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
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
Being tired from playin' all day
Your first crush...
Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads up 7-Up" in the classroom Remember that?
I'm not finished yet...
Kool-Aid 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 swingset
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 "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"
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.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties. 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!!!

I kind of feel like I've stopped living now that I'm older. Thats a crazy feeling. I wonder what will happen after high school but I really do miss the simple things that seemed so wonderful when I was little. I want to go back to a time when feelings didn't get hurt as much and how everyone could be friends without talking bad about each other. I'm sick of drama going on and getting back stabbed over stupid things. I'm tired of people coming up with rumors and lies about each other. I want to go back to where things were more simple and I didn't know what is was to stress about the little things that didn't even matter that much. I want to be a kid again.

4 Comments:

  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger Marisa of the Sea said…

    Well in some ways I haven't really grown up... Like jumping up and down on your couch only 2 or 3 weeks ago... But I know what you mean. We get caught up so much on dealing with whats going on in our lives that we don't stop and do the little things that really make us happy.

    Several weeks ago when Jenesse was coming to pick me up I sat outside while I waited. I hadn't do that in it seems like years (well at least several months, probably since August). We just are to busy to just sit outside and remember the good days. But mabey we should make those days. We should just sit and relax and drink cool-aid or whatever. But we need to. For our sanity.

     
  • At 2:19 PM, Blogger The Short One said…

    Who says we can't go back and do all of those things? I mean, yeah...we have more responsibilities and different things to worry about...but if we just forget what it was like to be a kid...I think every person would go home and commit suicide at the end of the day.

    Thanks Metta for reminding me of all those awesome things. Let's have a hula hoop competition!! Er.....something. haha.

    I promised my future self that I would never completely grow up a long time ago...but I get so caught up in every day occurances that I forget sometimes.

    It's fun being grown up but it's even more fun to be grown up and do little kid things.

    Hmmmm...I have the sudden urge to play night games...

     
  • At 10:20 PM, Blogger kikkoBEAM said…

    1) i bought a happy meal day before yesterday

    2)cartoons and disney movies are still my favourite movies

    and
    3) The feeling of wearing new shoes NEVER wears out.
    i still will stare at my feet all day long.

    I MISS YOU!!!!!!
    Im trying to come in april for conference!!! when i do come - we are hanging out FO' SHIZZLE!
    hehe
    (YAY!)
    p.s. look in your mail box!

     
  • At 8:38 PM, Blogger boobies said…

    marriette this is really sad to admit but reading this i cried cause most of thet i had to do without i didn't get a childhood because of being told to grow up to fast and now is when i wish i had those memories to share i want to go back back to when i was six years old and the only thing i had to worry about was running faster and hidding better in a good game of ghosts in the graveyard i heard a line from a movie once

    "isn't it strange how when life is miserable it seems to go forever, well i must've had a happy childhood cause it was over in a flash."

    it's true i had no childhood i remember college at twelve and a torn family thirteen not caring about where i was living anymore being out of a house for months

    i'm envious to all of you who had a childhood

    that's all i love you

     

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