August 20, 2015

When I was Young


When I was young ...

::: I thought playing outside was the best thing ever.

::: getting roller blades was a huge status symbol. #loserrollerskates

:::  my parents put us on new sand restriction because we kept dumping it outside the sandbox.

::: dress-up was wearing clothes too big, not too small. #oldbridesmaiddressesforthewin

::: being muddy and dirty meant the playtime was fun.

::: I rocked boy short hair, glasses and soccer clothes like a champ.

::: Mom spent a lot of time getting grass stains out of my jeans. #playhard

::: I was loud, hyperactive, rule conscious and a ball of energy.

::: boys were the competition and I had to beat them at everything.

::: I read books in class when the teacher was talking. #lostmanyabooktoateacherdrat

::: a swing set became a castle, a rocket ship and a stage. #loveimagination

::: Saturday morning cartoons with cereal was a weekend tradition.

::: I wanted to be the first woman President.

What do you remember from being young?

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26 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

How sweet is this post! I remember wanting to be Wimbeldon Singles Champion and having tennis tournaments literally every single weekend!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

This is too cute!!
I remember putting on an old flower girl dress and pretending like Iwas in the Miss America pageant. We also dug in dirt and pretended like we owned a restaurant.. kinda scary what we were serving! Ha!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

haha! love this. i remember big bows and scrunchies, gimp, black plastic (madonna bracelets), pinned jeans with tretorns and legwarmers, elementary school crushes, hanna-barbara/voltron/he-man/thundercats/the smurfs/the mighty hercules were saturday morning cartoon must-sees!

Michelle said...

I remember wanting to be a "mommy" then a "teacher" then a "fashion model" funny thing is I became two out of the three. Fashion model, I only wear clothes because I have to. Fashion is the farthest thing from my mind!! Enjoyed your littles!

Kristy @ Rejoice and Repeat said...

Yep...that's how it was for me and so far it seems to be similar for our daughter. I want to to know how to play hard, get dirty and embrace whimsy. That's how memories are made :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Haha love this! So cute! I remember putting on dance recitals for pretty much everyone within a 10 ft radius at any time! I miss dancing now...

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

YES Saturday morning cartoons and cereal. That was just what was done. Cartoon express, the Smurfs, etc. I also watched GLOW the glorious ladies of wrestling. LOLOL

I enjoyed reading yours!

Illegally Blonde said...

My brother and I played make believe games where he was a circus tiger and I the ring master!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

lostmanyabooktoateacherdrat - hahahaha. love it!
playing outside seriously was the best thing ever. i even took my barbies outside haha.

Courtney B said...

Oh I was OBSESSED with rollerblading! The best part? My dad would even come rollerblading with my brothers and me! I totally want to be that kind of parent! We loved it!
Isn't it sad to think how different our kids childhood will be from ours? I'm determined to get Mia to love playing outside (she already does!) and have an imagination just like we did, instead of being hooked to a screen!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Look at cute little you! Being young is the best, truly. It's so great seeing it again through my kids' eyes.

Jen said...

That picture is amazing!!!! Such an adorable kiddo!

Jessica (The Newly) said...

How cute were you!!! We sound SO similar as kids - it's cracking me up! I was always getting in trouble for reading in class when I wasn't supposed to. I rocked short hair in 4th and 5th grade, and had glasses until 6th. And I was definitely rule conscious for sure, though I also liked to do my do my own thing, and also got reprimanded a lot for talking too much, lol!:)

the girl in the red shoes said...

Love this post! And yes, roller blades were a big deal!

Teh Megan said...

We wore my mom's old bridesmaid dresses too! My kids are screwed because I only have 2 BM dresses and one of them I wear regularly.
Boys are STILL the competition!

Katelyn Sloan said...

Playing outside is still the best thing ever :) Ahh I wish I still got grass stains haha. Now it's mostly just something I spilled...ahh the good ole days!! :)

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

OH I love this! And one year I really wanted rollerblades, but my parents got me roller skates, talk about disappointment!

Lindsey @ Brushing our way through life said...

This is great! I remember not caring what I ate, being fairies in the backyard and thinking I was cool with choker necklaces!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I still think playing outside is more fun! And YES to reading on my own while the teacher was talking *whoops*

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

"::: my parents put us on new sand restriction because we" OMG DON'T LEAVE ME HANGING!!!!!!
Saturday mornings were the best! I used to love the cheesy shows like "Hang Time" and "City Boys" lol

Joey @ Hodgespodges said...

Haha yes! What Amanda said! I need to know why you were put on sand restriction! And Saturday morning cereal was the best

Erin LFF said...

YES to being outside all day every day and tracking dirt in every evening before dinner ;) We grew up in a pretty rural area and had 5 acres to play and explore on so it was always an adventure!!!

christina @ the new mrs said...

I could play outside for hours when I was younger! I also remember always playing store/teacher for hours and hours haha.

Brianne said...

I love this. Playing outside was one of the best things as a kid! I was just thinking about that today actually, how when I was little I was always playing with trucks & stuff in the dirt with my older cousins.

Robin said...

I read some books during class, too. Sometimes I felt like I was learning more from the books anyway.

Launna said...

There were lots of fun times when we were younger... Saturday morning cartoons and playing outside all day... good memories xox ♡