Friday, October 23, 2009

"... and *I* turned out just fine."

Fill in the blank:

"When I was a kid, we/I       (insert activity/idea/possesion here)      , and *I* turned out just fine."

Here are mine...
When I was a kid, we had playgrounds built on plain old dirt and sometimes concrete, and *I* turned out just fine.
When I was a kid, we didn't have seat belts in any cars, and *I* turned out just fine.
When I was a kid, I watched TV all day long after my homework was done, and *I* turned out just fine.
When I was a kid, I ate cold cereal for breakfast followed by a toaster treat, and *I* turned out just fine.

You seem alright to me.
What did you have or do as a kid that, despite it, you turned out okay anyway?


Arwen said...

When I was a kid, I rode around in a plastic car seat and *I* turned out just fine.

When I was a kid, it was okay to play all day long outside the house, only stopping inside for lunch and *I* turned out just fine.

Andy said...

I ate Comet, because there were no cabinet latches. I stuck a bare copper wire into an electrical outlet...just to see what would happen. I tried to blow out a candle with Momma's AquaNet hairspray (it doesn't blow out a candle). I rode my bicycle without a helmet. I fell out of the tree house (twice). I fell off the roof (twice). I whacked into my leg with Daddy's hatchet.

And, I mowed 3 acres of grass every week in the muggy, hot South...with a push mower.

And I turned out just fine. Kinda.

Shanna said...

When I was a kid my mom would put the crib mattress with all my blankets and dolls to play with plus me, of course, in the back seat of the car for the 8 hour trip to visit grandma and I turned out fine. ;)

My friends and I would play outside all day long with no adult contact, climbed trees, played in an abandoned farmstead down the road and drank water right out of the hose and we turned out fine, at least most of us. ;)

Thumper said...

When I was a kid we rode our bikes and did not wear helmets; we fell off our bikes and whacked our heads, we got road rash, and turned out mostly fine.

Bob said...

When I was a kid, we took a tomato bug and impaled it on the leads of our electric train set's transformer, and then we cranked up the power until that big fat green worm exploded, but I turned out just... (Hmm, maybe that's not such a good one to share.)

DogsDontPurr said...

When I was a kid, I had a real wood burning kit that was essentially a soldering iron and some planks of really dry wood. I was allowed to use it without much supervision when I was about 10. I also had a science kit that had vials of real (toxic) chemicals. It also had a project that taught you how to shock someone if they picked up a particular object. And of course, there were no helmets, knee pads, seat belts, etc. Oh, and don't forget the good old fashioned fire crackers! (One of my friends set fire to our lawn, but still the show must go on!) last thing....lawn darts!!

Oh the good ole days!

I think I turned out alright. Well, I'm still in one piece anyway, and I've made it to 43.

Miss Em said...

When I was young my Mom would 'Whip my Ass' for doing dumb and stupid things especially after she told me not to and I turned out fine. {well that's my opinion}

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

Cellar Door said...

When I was a kid, I hitchhiked with my mom, and *I* turned out just fine.

When I was a kid, I played outside, with strangers, in the inner city, and *I* turned out just fine.

When I was a kid, I swam in the ocean with no lifeguard or adult present, and *I* turned out just fine.

(I feel like we're trying to get more shocking with each post, and if I had gone first, I would have written more boring things! Or maybe not.)

Harvey said...

Played dodgeball, and head-shots were legal.

Priscilla said...

When I was a kid I ate nothing but Spaghetti-Os, right out of the can, and brownies,the box kind you make at home.

I miss those days.

Roses said...

OMG! Yes!
Riding in the car with no seatbelts and playing with Jarts (lawn darts)!
Playing all day without adult supervision is one The Husband speaks fondly of, and you can't grow up strong and healthy without drinking straight out of the garden hose!
My brothers had a woodburning kit that they told me I wasn't old enough to use because it was dangerous... I think I'm still not old enough because it hasn't gotten any safer!

You all came up with really good ones!

::claps hands with glee::