Friday, May 19, 2006

Childhood Playtime Memories

What do I miss?

I miss having a freedom my children may never know in this changed world. My friends and I would walk for miles, crossing streets, taking shortcuts through yards, just to get a Slurpee. Or just for the sake of walking free.

I miss being able to ride on a merry-go-round for EVER, without throwing up.

My son does something I remember loving. While swinging, he'll throw his head back with his eyes closed and just enjoy the movement, the breeze, and the sun on his face.

I miss teeter-totters. They're not nearly as fun when my partner weighs, ohhhhh, maybe a forth of my weight.

I don't miss sleepovers. They were stressful and I was always a mess the next day.

Remember making the walls of houses or cities out of pine needles? Just me? Well. It was fun and I could do it for hours.

Running. I could run and run and run. Lost my breath, but never got tired. Yeah, can't do that anymore.

Listening to the kids on the playground of the school next door, I remember how fun it was to just SCREAM!!!! And LAUGH at TOP VOLUME! And SCREAM some more! Why did we do that? It was fun.

I'm sure I could go on and on, but it's time for me to visit my blog pals and see what they miss!(note to self: update that list, I have almost 40 DSP blog pals now!)


heather said...

I miss running too - for no reason except it was a great feeling. Great list!

loonyhiker said...

I had forgotten about teeter totters. They were a big part of my childhood but I didn't like them because I was so afraid of falling off. My parents liked me on them. I used to close my eyes on the swings too. Of course it was to use my imagination and pretend I was somewhere else flying!

faery-wings said...

I miss that most kids don't know what teeter totters are, or merry go rounds. Most schools and playgrounds don't have them becasue of injury/lawsuit issues. Its sad.

Great memories!

Zephanee said...

Haha, I thought I was the only one who didn't like sleepovers. I always felt so stiff and nauseous the next morning.