When I was a kid I would restart my video game if I knew I was going to lose. If I couldn’t decide which cereal to have in the morning, I would have two bowls and alternate between them, usually not finishing either one. I had that one pen with six colors and I tried to push all the buttons at the same time. I tried to burn ants with a magnifying glass but always got to impatient, so I never succeeded. I would wait behind a door to scare someone, but if they took too long I would leave. Remember Lawn Darts, I would throw them into the air and run like crazy. I would fake being asleep when my parents checked on me. I would dare all my friends to eat the dog biscuits we had and of course I would have to do it too so they would, but I liked them. I would worry like crazy if I ate a seed from a piece of fruit, that it would grow in my stomach. I would pour my soda into the cap and sip it like some kind of aristocrat. I thought monsters lived under my bed. Whenever I slept over at a friend’s house and I would wake up before them, I would just lay there looking up at the ceiling until they woke up. I could never stay mad at a friend if they made me laugh. My mom and dad never played stay off the floor because its lava, they thought we were crazy. I always thought volleyball was the grownup version of don’t let the balloon hit the floor. I would make grill cheese in the toaster by laying the toaster on its side, no one knew. I never understood how John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt could have my name too. I thought earwigs tried to get in your ear. I thought the song “Bad Moon Rising” was bathroom on the right. I thought thunder was God bowling. I use to think gunpoint was a place and wondered why so many bad people lived there. I thought there was a left sock and a right sock; it took me forever to put my socks on.
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