Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Things I Miss About Being a Kid in the Summer

1. Not wearing shoes.  I'd walk everywhere without shoes on.  The first couple times each summer meant blisters on my bottom of my feet, but after that I was good.

2. Spending my allowance buying candy from the liquor store.

3. Being able to watch all the Dodger games on TV, even the day games.

4. Spending $0.25 to take the bus 4 miles the beach.

5. Getting really tan without even trying.

6. All the neighbors on the street setting off fireworks at the same time on the 4th of July and my dad handing out sparklers to all the kids.

7. Staying at my best friend's house for 3 or 4 days at a time.

8. Running thru the sprinklers in the back yard with my dog.

9. Planting flowers and strawberries in the front yard with my dad.

10. Pool parties with our family friends.  My mom would always make potato salad, baked beans and deviled eggs.  The other mom would make teriyaki chicken wings and a funny jello mold thing.

What are your favorite childhood summer memories?


lnnajman said...

I remember spending every day at the neighborhood pool. All the kids only needed one adult to supervise to get in and we could usually convince one to go with us. We would just spend all day at the pool, getting tan with baby oil and playing marco polo.

Also, neighborhood 4th of July fireworks.

Watching The Price is Right every morning at 10 a.m. with my sister and making cinnamon toast for breakfast.

Boogie boarding at the beach.

Patrice said...

Laura - I should have come over to your house! My brothers never let me watch the Price is Right because they were watching Batman at that time.

I forgot about baby oil. Today I use SPF 15 =)