Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Be a Kid Again

Do you remember the jingle, 
"I'm a Big Kid Now?"

Was it Huggies Pull-ups?

Every kid wants to grow up
and be a "big kid."

As a "big" kid,
we want to be a "little" kid again.

I loved to climb trees when I was a kid.

I liked to play in the rain,
 walk in the puddles,
and feel the squish of dirt mixed with rain between my toes.

Did anybody else?

I made mud pies and had tea parties!

I played mommy!
It's all I ever wanted to be.

This is my doll baby now!

I rode my bike to town 
and bought a bag of "penny" candy for 10 cents.

Yes, I had a green bike,
a hand-me-down from my brother.

I played croquet and backyard baseball
with the neighborhood boys. 

My big boy likes trains (Thomas), planes (Dusty) and cars (Lightning McQueen).

He likes to climb trees too!

If I were a  kid again, 
I'd climb a tree.
walk in the rain, splash in the puddles, 
and feel the mud between my toes.

If I were a kid again, 
I'd ride a bike to town, 
buy a coke and fill it with peanuts.
I'd eat candy with no worry about
calories or diabetes. 

If I were a kid again, I'd 
play a game of baseball in the backyard

jump on a pogo stick,

 or hop on a bouncy ball.

If I were a kid again, 
I'd play with dolls for as many years as I'd like
with no thought of what the other girls would say.

I'm sure some of this I will do with 
my babies.

So, what am I waiting for?

I think I'll dance in the rain and splash in the puddles. 

Care to join me?

Be a Kid Again, 


  1. Fun! I had a purple Schwinn bike and I played mommy too. I was never into playing in the mud though.
    Your little Cora is looking more like her Daddy lately!

  2. Bonnie, I can't remember the last time I climbed a tree. I would ride my bike to town , if I were a kid again too. I did get to play ball with my grandkids. Swing on the swings. Blessings for a fun day, xoxo,Susie

  3. It would be fun to be a kid again, with no worries or cares. Your childhood sounds similar to mine...riding my bike, playing hide and seek til dark, etc. Thanks for the memories.

  4. Loved the post, so great, Blessings Francine.

  5. Smiles..what great and I have very similar memories. Great post dear friend. Blessings

  6. Morning Bonnie, This was a great post! I loved it so much!
    I loved being a child and playing outside and riding my bike and playing dolls. I love hunting for worms after the rain!
    You are a very precious woman of God and you love the Lord with the belief as a child. You're my kinda girl...
    love, Roxy

  7. We loved doing the same things when we were kids, Bonnie! I didn't try climbing trees, though. My coordination was a bit off but I loved to make mud pies, walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles.

    Let's go do it again!

    And your "kids" now are absolutely precious and adorable!

    Hugs to you, friend.

  8. Longing for those day. Nice post!

  9. That does sound fun and "free"! That's the wonderful part of childhood is being free from responsibility. Sounds like you had a good childhood. I use to love to ride my bike to the store and get candy too. Guess kids aren't safe doing that these days. I use to love to play with dolls too. Do kids even play make believe anymore? Seems like they have other interests these days. Kind of sad.

  10. This is such a sweet post, Bonnie...and I just took my bike down from the garage rafters this week...I need to play a little, too! Thanks so much for your so kind comments on my blog! xo

  11. Great post!! I loved climbing trees, riding my bike as a kid, and playing in the rain.

  12. I would love to play in the dirt like a little kid and splash in a big 'ole puddle:) Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

  13. sounds like heaven to me! i'd do all those things too. my first bike was blue. wish i still had it.
    luv from here :)

  14. Hi Bonnie, great post.Sounds you like you had a lovely childhood.....l too had a hand me down bike, but l always wanted a pogo stick, they looked like such fun.

  15. I tell people that I had 3 kids - my 2 children and my husband. I did a great job raising the children, but my husband will always be a kid.

    And, since he is a kid, I continue to be a kid also.

    I love the reminders of all the fun things I did as a child.

  16. What a fun post! I think I will always be a kid at heart. Just the thought of turning 60 in a couple of months makes me feel so old but when I think of it sensibly, we are only as old as we feel....AND I DON'T FEEL OLD!!!
    I imagine you may be in Nashville about now, holding on to those babies :)


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