I want to be a kid again.

I want go back to the time when ;

Decisions were made by

Going "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 the 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 net on a tennis court

Was the perfect height to play

Volleyball and rules didn't matter.

The worst thing you could catch

From the opposite sex was "cooties"

It was unbelievable that dodgeball

Wasn't an Olympic event.

Having a weapon in school,

Meant being caught with a slingshot.

Nobody was prettier

Then 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."

Saturday morning cartoons

Weren't 30 minute ads for action figures.

No shopping trip was complete

Unless a new toy was brought home.

"Spinning around, getting dizzy

And falling down was cause for giggles.

War was a car 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.

If you can remember most or all of these,

Then you have LIVED !!!!!