Tuesday, April 14, 2009

When stress was addition and subtraction.

I Hate Change
Before Sidekicks & iPods.
Before PlayStation3 or X-BOX360.
Before the 5 hours(5min) of homework you put off every night.
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.
When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.
When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.
When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.
When Spice Girls dominated "Girl Power"

Way back..........
Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.
Red Light, Green Light.
Heads Up 7 Up.
Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.
Tree Houses.
Hula Hoops.
Reading R.L. Stine's Goose Bumps.
The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies.
Running through the sprinklers.
Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.
Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.
Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.
Drinking Sqeeze It "Squeeze The Fun Out Of It."

But wait....
Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ's still wrapped up in your Garfield comforter.
Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats, Recess.
The original Power Rangers
Or what about....
The Secret Life of Alex Mac.
Ren & Stimpy.
Full House.
Rocko's Modern Life.
Boy Meets World€
Clarissa Explains it All.
Step by Step.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
The original cast members of All That.
Kenan & Kel.
The Magic School Bus.
City Guys
Pete and Pete.
Legends of the Hidden Temple.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Pinky and the Brain.
Hangin' With Mr. Copper.
Bill-Nye the Science Guy.
Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, The Facts of Life, & I Love Lucy.
Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years.
Or Nick Jr. with Face.
Gulah-Gulah Island.
Little Bear.
The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.
Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.
Class field trips.
When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.
When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.
When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.
When Toys 'R' Us overuled the mall.

Go back to the time when.....
Argument's were only started when it came to who was gonna be the pinkranger.
Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'.
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming 'do over!'
'Race issue' ment arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in 'Monopoly'.
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends.
Being old referred to anyone over 20.
A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.
Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.
It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the 'big people' rides at the fair.
When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever.
When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.
When Lisa Frank was the coolest thing ever.
When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day.
When coupons got you a trip to Chuck E Cheese
When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up.
When stress was addition and subtraction.
When friendships were as complicated as who's house to sleep over.
When shaving cream was just meant for play.
When a first kiss only lead to cooties.
When Valentines Day meant cards for all.
When birthdays were a class event.
When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life.
When the summer lasted forever.
When time didn't matter.
These were the days we hadn't realized escaped us until it's all brought back.


  1. I had several arguments about being the pink ranger... or, Posh Spice for that matter.

    I love this post.

  2. ahh i love this... it brings back so many good memories. And your right about hating change, I think about that all the time and how the elementary school years were truly the best years of my life.