Saturday, November 20, 2010

Forever young

I allow myself to;
  • sweep & mop the kitchen floor so I can endlessly play with my dollar store jacks
  • write in my "Hello Kitty" dollar store journal - complete w/a lock & key
  • indulge in a big bowl of Captain Crunch
  • while watching marathons of The Flintstones, Munsters & Addams Family
  • stop & complete any random hopscotch a child has drawn w/side walk chalk
  • never step on a crack - don't wanna break my mama's back (LOL!)
  • challenge my son to a game of HORSE @ the basketball courts
  • belt out the verses to the hand-game "Miss Mary Mack-Mack-Mack...."
  • stand behind the fence @ home plate & itch to get out on the soft ball field
  • get down really close to watch ants, spiders & catepillers go about their lives
  • make funny shapes out of the billions of bubbles while taking a bubble bath
  • laugh, deeply & heartily, a lot
  • try my hand with PlayDough. It's come a long way...
  • discover new things & places w/the wonderment of a child
  • spend time throwing rocks into the pond
  • racing my son to the car because...
  • .... whoever's last is a rotten egg
  • watch old episodes of "the Mummy" , "Dracula & "the Werewolf" w/ the covers bunched up around my eyes
  • ride my bike, then let go of the handle bars while screaming...
  • ..."LOOK MA - NO HANDS!! (to the embarrassment of my son... :-))
  • sitting on the floor "Indian Style" to watch a movie, or read a book or ... just sit
  • swing high, free & long @ any park I pass w/swings
  • ditto for the monkey bars, while wishing I was still nimble enuff to 'skin-the-cat'
  • sit in the back yard & blow bubbles for hours
  • sing along w/songs I remember from Sesame Street ("come & play; everything's A-okay...."
  • belt out the words to any "School House Rock" ("I'm Just A Bill...")
  • laugh hysterically @ the same episodes of "The Three Stooges" that I laughed at 40 years ago
  • Lay on my bed to read snuggled amongst my 2 giant teddy bears, "Morris Day" & "Cher"
  • look at listen & to my mother w/the same admiration I had when I was a little girl
  • cause i still see her as the same glamorous elegant beauty queen
  • still browse thru my copies of old Nancy Drew, Charlotte's Web, Where the Red Fern Grows & Little Women
and I do these things because it's never too late to have a happy childhood.**

**Carry On Tuesday Archives.

Pictures by: me;

the picture of the swings was submitted to our local newspaper & printed. So proud of seeing the caption, "Tracey D. Kenard captures her idea of springtime." :-)

The gorgeous baby girl is my great-niece, Amelia. She filled our visit with a boatload of love... & joy (as you can see...)


  1. I truly love this. Carry on sis.

  2. thank you, sister!! thank you for stopping in. can feel your love through the screen! Glad you enjoy :-)

  3. all these images are beautiful,
    your words inspire.

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