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Remember When

Remember when we played for hours with our families of baby dolls, and then Barbie dolls?

Remember when we rode our bicycles all over town, meeting up with friends, running errands for mom, or heading to the park to sail on giant swings?

Remember when our slumber parties filled the room with giggling girls staying up all night, telling ghost stories, playing Twister, and holding Monopoly marathons?

Remember when we spent summer afternoons at the cabin, tanning on the dock until our skin grew pink, then floating in tire tubes on the lake to cool off?

Remember when we couldn't wait to be  grownup? 

If only we would have known.

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14 comments:

  1. Of course, as grown ups we only remember the really fun things about childhood. We forget the frustrations, which were great.

    The point you make probably is valid at all ages.

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    1. That's so very true, Joe. There is much of childhood I would not care to revisit or re-experience. I also agree that if we knew what the future held at any point in our lives we would probably crawl into a cave and stay there. Some surprises are better left as such, and we know that a few really wonderful things are always in store too, that makes it worth the rest... most of the time, anyway! I do know that those were much simpler times, and I wish life was still that way.

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    1. Indeed Zoe! Papa Bear read this post, then started reminiscing on his own "I remember when..." list from childhood. :-) It was hard for me to chose just four glimpses of my early life at different stages, I could expand this for pages, as I'm sure we all could! While I wouldn't want to do those years again, I do wish that life as an adult now wasn't so complicated, and with so many stresses. We didn't worry nearly as much back then, and that was nice!

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  3. Yes, there are many great childhood memories, but many were not for some of us. Most of the ones you recall here I can relate to, and are good. Thanks for that! Just like adult memories, it is the good ones that help deal with the bad ones. I never wanted to know the future, and still don't...too difficult, I fear.

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    1. You are right Annie, the good ones help overshadow the bad ones and leave us with at least some reasons to smile. I suspect you are right, that if we knew what the future held we might not want to make the journey at all, it would appear impossibly hard, even though we find the courage, faith, and strength to get through it when the time actually comes.

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  4. Thinking of childhood always makes you want to go back knowing now that the world was bigger than you imagined then. Memories are selective and we color them more vividly than they were. But playing a lot of sport made up for not catching that cute girl's eye.

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    1. It is true that those times appear far more meaningful now than they actually seemed back then, perspective is everything. I find it interesting that our futures so rarely hold what we anticipate they will as a child. Maybe that's a good thing, the surprises are what keeps life interesting!

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  5. Yup. I remember. Foolishness, to look at it now.

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    1. Indeed Lizzi, we thought it was all going to be so cool, especially that being in charge of our own lives part. Little did we realize how many responsibilities come with those rights!

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  6. I remember wanting to be grown up...I am now an adult and I don't feel grown up and that's ok.

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    1. I second that, Patricia! I remember feeling so grown up in my 20's and now, nearing 60 I wonder where the years went and don't really feel that I could possibly be grown up enough to have grown children of my own... who often think and act more grown up than I do! :-))

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    2. I shall be 81 soon, but generally I feel OK with that. Mentally I am still back at 25 or less. Do you think this is my 'second childhood?

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    3. Mentally, I feel about 92, Altonian, and I fear what a senile old bat I might be when I reach that age in the not too distand future, but emotionally I also feel young, and wonder how it is that I find myself this old when I can remember those years so clearly. I think a "second childhood" is a lovely idea! I also think that we should all get to choose new bodies on our 50th birthday, by then we might have the good sense to take better care of them! :-)

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