Friday, December 6, 2013

Remember When

Remember when……

          Everybody had to put their foot in

     Now a days our childrens' minds have been taken over by ps4, xbox, ipads, laptops, Disney channel, Nicklodeon and Cartoon Network. With an unlimited amount of wi fi and non stop cable, physical activity have become non existent. Remember when we as children hated staying in the house? We felt suffocated longing for the sun to hit our face and our sneakers to hit the pavement. Whether we went roller skating, went bike riding, played jacks, its, or hopskotch, we played until the sun went down and the street lights came on. The painful sound of our parents calling us in the house brought tears to our eyes and made our hearts long for the next day to come. Saturdays were the best. Who doesn't remember Saturday morning cartoons followed by our favorite karate flicks? After the karate flick, our next step was always to knock on our friends doors and then the real fun began. Oh my how times have changed. Our children don't know anything about how Miss Mary Mack was dressed in black, What little Sally Walker did when she stopped in front of me or how Miss Lucy had a baby named Tiny Tim. They are clueless about how their moms shoe could be turn into a great game of hot butter bean. Their creativity won't allow them to see how one ball can be three different games like foursquares, dodgeball or kick ball. Their imagination won't allow them to play alone with Jacks, bat and ball, jump rope or hula hoop and have a total blast. I honestly blame us as parents for not passing these wonderful memories down to our children. There is nothing wrong with video games or television but when it take over things that not only help our children stay fit but also help them use their creative side, then we have a problem. Parents I challenge you to take 1 hour out of your day and bring back your childhood memories with your kids. I would love for you to take pictures so that I can post them on my Back in the day wall. Send all photos to and lets make a movement to keep these memories going so that our children can pass these same memories down to their children!

Here are a list of games that I remember. If you have more to add please comment below.
  • Its
  • Hide and Go Seek
  • Hot Butter Bean
  • Red Light Green Light
  • Hop Scotch
  • Dodge ball
  • Double Dutch
  • Four Squares
  • Hot Potato
  • Pick up sticks
  • Seven Up
  • Jacks
  • Simon Says
  • Mother may I
  • Miss Mary Mack
  • Miss Lucy had a baby
  • Little Sally Walker
  • hula hoop
  • Bat and Ball
  • Cheers (The clean version of course :))
  • Slide baby one