Friday, May 23, 2008

back in MY day

I just dropped Deion and Kameron off at school. Today is the last day of school. Kameron has completed Kindergarten and Deion has completed 3rd grade. They are soooo lucky. They go to a great magnet school. And they love school. Watching them walk into the building took me back to MY day...

Do you remember...

...when you played at recess.

....when you thought boys/girls were yucky

....when you started liking boys/girls

...when you looked forward to taking a test

...when math was only addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

...when you could read books for days

...when you were a hall monitor or a safety patrol

...when you made straight A's

....when the girls could jump rope for ever

...when you could feel a girl on the booty and it wasn't sexual harassment

...when you knew the first and last name of everybody in your class

...when you befriended the "dirty kid"

...when you made fun of the "dirty kid

...when you sang loud and off key

....when you asked her "to go with you"

...when your favorite times of the day were PE, lunch, and recess


...when somebody did the "Solar System" as a science project

...when you got stage fright

...when you performed in front of a crowd and you loved it

...when your parents reminded you how smart you were


...those were the days

44 comments:

Queen of My Castle said...

Awwwwwwww, I can't believe that I am actually sitting here smiling remembering back in the days. I most def remember jump roping for what seemed like HOURS at a time. Now I can barely jump 30 seconds. Boobs are A LOT bigger. LOL

I loved playing kick ball at recess and when a boy touched you on the bum it signified your status as a hot chick. Too funny now that I am an adult.

I cried whenever I got anything less than an A. Yes I was and still am an undercover nerd and damn proud of it. LOL

In our school the "dirty" kid was that White kid that ate the glue in art class.

I remember having mom fix our hair for picture day in our cute dresses and when it was time to take the pics our hair was a curly/wavy/frizzy mess.

OMG! I could soooo go on forever. This was a great post.

Queen of My Castle said...

Oh yeah...The Queen is first!!!!

Darius T. Williams said...

Yes, I can remember all of that. It's such a shame that it's only a fading memory.


Um, YEAAA - I'm second!

Mizrepresent said...

My childhood was the bestest! I remember jumping rope in the middle of the street, double dutch, playing kick the can...y'all know we had those ghetto made up games, kickball, dodgeball...and i was good at it too but i hated playing with boys because they always threw the ball so hard. Softball in the summer, although i was never good at it...i was that girly-girl for the most part. Math was easy, heck school was easy. I loved school. Chocolate milk...couldn't get that at home. Being chased by boys...my first kiss. Sliding boards and swings, but my favorite, that wheel that we all pushed and jumped on and it would make you sick if you weren't careful, but if you were, you felt like you were flying. Great memories.

TravelDiva said...

Good post. I would also add:

-When you had slumber parties.
-When you played four squares, kickball, and hand clapping games (Twee lee leee) during recess.
-When P.E. was your favorite period.

AND - When summer meant three months of vacation and not just three months of working in the heat.

The Jaded NYer said...

Is it sad that some of those things still apply?

Boys are still yucky!! lol

Proactiff said...

oh my gosh! you done brought back memories. how bout me and mp just left my 4th grader's school play. our kids started school later this year due to a florida mandated rule so they aren't released from the pen' til june 4th! or is it the other way round? i'll be imprisoned come june 4th? ain't right!

loved the old school references 12teach. i'm sure we would'a hung if we were in school together... and remember when girls wore pony tails and dresses with shorts underneath to protect them (from 'fresh' tail boys who felt on girls booty!) if they fell on the playground? and parachute pants? field day, school spelling bee, corporal punishment-- yeah, my ass got one paddling during 5th grade!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

congrats to the young scholars....be safe folk and chk it get motivated

CapCity said...

Awwwww! And I'm looking forward to some kickball this weekend with my cousins! It's funny that we've become our "parents" = the grown folk vs. the kids! LOL!

Rich said...

....when you thought boys/girls were yucky

When did that happen? I've always liked girls and my son is the same way.


...when you were a hall monitor or a safety patrol

Never got the chance, they were hating on a brother at an early age cause they couldn't control me. I was smart, but alway got in trouble for talking to everybody while they were working. I was done. Couldn't figure out what was taking them so long.

...when you could feel a girl on the booty and it wasn't sexual harassment

Man, in middle school we used to go "swiping booty". Me, Edward Baldwin, and William Parker. Those were the days.

...when you knew the first and last name of everybody in your class (see previous comment)

...when you befriended the "dirty kid" -- couldn't get with the dude that ate boogers.


....when you asked her "to go with you"

check "yes" or "no" and let's get this popping.

...when your favorite times of the day were PE, lunch, and recess

kickball and dodgeball were the illest.


...when your parents reminded you how smart you were

gotta love that.

The F$%K it List said...

Love this post. I remember all of these good times, i was a lucky little girl. My mom was very into my life and made things better no matter the situation. For heavens sake she made us real ice cream. now that's what's up!

And guess what I can still jump rope forever (and swing a holla hoop) and read books for days.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Oh I love to reminisce and think of the good ole' days!!!

Btw, I hated PE so it was never my favorite class because I was never athletic. I did enjoy jumping some double-dutch though! :-)

Those were the days!!

Btw, have you read the book, "Don't Let My Momma Read This," by Hadjii? If not, check it out, You'd love it!!!

CapCity said...

oh! come put your two cents on the shoe model post of mine if u will, please;-)

Suite B said...

i swear I don't ever remember a day when I looked forward to a test...

but I do remember making fun of the other kids, I just made fun a dirty co-worker yesterday. Just Kidding

Sexxy Luv said...

I remember way back when...

I remember making those paper things with the colors, numbers and crazy things in the inside, i for get the name but you know what I'm talking about.

I remember getting sick from the tire swing, every time I got on there! lol

I miss going to the nurse's office

track and field day was the ish, taking home those 1st place ribbons! :)

I use to love whe nwe would get the "smartpop", pop corn for lunch and put taco sauce on it. hehe

I miss stealing candy from my teacher when she wasn't in the class.

I use to love whe nit was picture day and we would get the little black combs and re-do our hair! lol

I miss those days, thanks for taking me back! :)

DreamCop08 said...

okay i used to get into so much trouble when i was younger. they didnt do paddling back then, they used to pull your ears of hit you with a ruler.

i remember one time my dad came to pick me up and he came to the classroom. My name was on the board because i had been misbehaving. all i kept praying was pleeese dont let him see my name cause he would light into when we got home. lucky for me he ended up not seeing my name on that board,lol

i was such a tomboy i remember i used to love to play kickball and baseball. i was such a little boy in elementary and middle school.

(i think i was a boy in my former life,lol)

Sexxy Luv said...

Oh, and congrats to the boys!!!! :)

prettyparker said...

I was a good kid since my older siblings went to the same school. Teachers would pull that "you have big shoes to fill young lady" crap that meant I better behave.

Ooooh demerits! Those little pink slips that you had to have your parents sign. I got 1 when I was in the 4th or 5th grade and I cried all the way home because I was so scared of getting a whoopin. No whoopin, just punishment.

I remember faking a boyfriend in 6th grade because all of my friends had one and I didn't. My parents didn't play that bf/gf ish. Couldn't even date until I was 17. But it was all good.

I remember penny candy! 85 cents would get me:

1 pack now & laters
1 bag David's sunflower seeds
2 chic-o sticks
1 blue pop (not pepsi blue!)
1 bubblegum cigarette, and
3 pieces of penny candy

Tony OH said...

Damn Dude, I didn't know you were a NERD!
Nice to meet you...Now GIMME YO" LUNCH MONEY! And I ain't ASKING FOOL!...LMBAO

Holla atcha BOY...lol

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

...when you were a hall monitor or a safety patrol

Yep, those were the days. Wearing that orange belt with the badge...you thought you were the ish.

...when you could feel a girl on the booty and it wasn't sexual harassment

Rich, I seriously laughed at that one. That took me back, along with wearing really baggy shirts to cover your butt so the boys wouldn't stare it at. (lol)

The Flyyest said...

Back in the days when I was young I'm not a kid anymore but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again!!!! And everybody say....I REMEMBER WAY BACK WHEN.......

I used to love riding the school bus...we had the coolest bus driver named farod...he knew my mom so I would be the first kid picked up and I would always get the seat I wanted...( the back seat) lol........

he would play kube 93 for us...lol.... he even got pulled over for speeding once..hahahha that was so fresh to us!!! then when he got reassigned it was a blue day for all of us....everytime we would see him on another bus we would scream his name....FFFAAARRRROOODDDD!!!! That was fun

Whoa.....kyle...you always be bringin back memories...loves it!!! Told you 12th planet is the coolest planet ever!!!!!!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

LOL @ feeling someone's booty without it being sexual harrassment!

i remember all of those...even the dirty kid...well, she picked and ate the friends that lived in her nose...but i never befriended her. then again, later on in life there was another dirty kid who MADE me befriend her because she was twice my size and i was terrified of her. glad that's over *whew*

Don said...

yep @ when you asked her to go with you. that was the deal back in the days.

played @ recess. i miss those times. then coming back into the classroom and being unable to wait until that smell started coming from the lunchroom.

remember playing outside until the street lights came on? time to shut it down. lol.

Don said...

happy birthday, jaded. cracking up @ you saying boys are still yucky.

...yeah, right. lol.

12kyle said...

damn! sorry that it took me so long to respond to this post. i've been having server problems with the ole bruthaberry. might be time for a new one.

12kyle said...

@ Queen
Yes! You are first!

Reminiscing like Mary J Blige and Pete Rock/CL Smooth. Haaa. "Now I can barely jump 30 seconds. Boobs are A LOT bigger". U r silly

Feelin booties was very popular at my school. I was the fastest kid in my class. I could cop a feel and take off before she could catch me.

@ Darius
I thought the same thing, man

@ Miz
The bestest! LOL. School was sooo easy then.

That damn wheel made me sick! LOL

@ TravelDiva
Awwwww damn! You took me back with 4 squares. That was my game. You are telling the truth...the summer is too short now. Good list!

@ Jaded NYer
Can't live with em...can't live without em

@ PRO
We would've definitely hung real tough. I used to pull ponytails...of the girls that I liked. LOL. Don't ask why. But if I liked you...then I had to rough you up. Spelling bees were fun. Spanked in the 5th grade? Shame on you! Lol

@ Torrance
I'm on it

@ CapCity
Wasn't it cool to play against the grown ups?

@ Rich
I've always liked the girls. You know there were some girls who didn't like boys at one time...then they started liking us...*waving @ Jaded NYer*

The booger eater! LMAO!!!

"check "yes" or "no" and let's get this popping." Classic!

@ The F$%K it List
Sounds like you had a cool mom. You may be able to jump rope but I betcha can't double dutch! Haaaa

@ BGG
You didn't like PE? Mannnn, I thought everybody did. I hear you, tho

I haven't heard of it but I'll check it out

12kyle said...

@ CapCity
I'ma come thru in a sec

@ Suite B
I looked forward to taking math tests. But that was when math was 156+965...and not that geometry crap

Ummm...the co-worker is too old to be dirty! Lmao!!

@ Sexxy Luv
I remember that...I couldn't do it, tho

Track and field day? Damn! You really took me back with that one. Were you fast?

@ DreamCop08
You! A trouble maker? Nahhhh. I aint buyin it. Lol. I was always cool with the tomboys! Haaaa

@ Sexxy Luv
Thanks!!!!

@ prettyparker
I found it funny that teachers would hold that stuff over your head when you've had older siblings who went to school with you.

You cried b/c you thought they were gonna kill you. LoL. I feel you, tho. You had to be 17? Damn!

Awww! Bubblegum cigars and cigarettes! Classic, prettyparker

@ Tony OH
Nooo. Not a nerd. Young kyle was the dude who was cool. He was the dude that everybody got along with and everybody liked. Not much has changed over the years. LOL

@ Kay C, The Quiet Storm
"Wearing that orange belt with the badge...you thought you were the ish." You aint neva lied. I used to boss some other other kids around. LOL

Please don't tell me that you were the girl who used to cover her butt??? I used to hate that. haaaaa

@ Flyyest
awwwww...I rememba that song!

Man...I loved to ride the bus. Ain't it funny how our people longed for the days when they didn't have to sit on the back of the bus...but that was where WE wanted to sit? LOL!!!

Thanks for the luv!!!

@ PCD
You got PUNK'D into being her friend? Wow!! That's funny!!!

@ Don
The kids don't have recess every day. They don't even have PE every day at my son's school. Is that crazy or what?

The F$%K it List said...

*me rolling my eyes and my neck* WHAT not only can I double dutch but I can STILL jump with a single rope while jumping double dutch. WHAT NOW?!

i.can't.complain. said...

ure right

those were the days before rent took up way too much of my income

before i realized that credit card bills are less fun to pay than they are to make

when boys still asked me to "go with them"

yep.

good ole days

-1-

12kyle said...

@ The F$%K it List
LMAO @ u!! I'm impressed!

@ -1-
things were soooo simple then. i didn't even know what a bill was. i do now! LOL

12kylefan... said...

Ohhhh yeah. I remember the good ole days!
When all we had to worry about was what flavor of Now and Laters we were going to get for the next day...
I used to HATE class changes because this group of fresh boys would stand around in the hallway and feel our butts when we walked past...
I remember my first school crush on a boy and would look forward to afternoon dismissal just so I could watch him walk down the hall. Remember how your girlfriends would write your name and his last name with hearts all over the paper??...
I remember when the notes asking if we would go with somebody also included a "maybe" box!...
I remember being in the girls locker room in gym and we'd stand there doing our "We Must, we must, we must increase our bust" exercise! Wouldn't be caught dead doing that now!!...
I remember safety patrols and their yearly trip to Washington, D.C. but I was quite the nerd. I was a student tutor instead so I could only admire the orange reflective sash from afar...

Great post. Thanks for the memories!

12kyle said...

@ 12kylefan
"Remember how your girlfriends would write your name and his last name with hearts all over the paper". Classic right there. I've seen my name on a few papers. LoL

"I remember being in the girls locker room in gym and we'd stand there doing our "We Must, we must, we must increase our bust" exercise!"

Word??? Haaaaa

Eb the Celeb said...

you must have been the dirty kid because I dont ever remember interacting with them at any time...lol

12kyle said...

@ Eb the Celeb
*crickets

Just_Wondering said...

Wow you really had me thinking about the good ole days before I had bills to pay! Those days were so carefree and stressless. WOW I soooo rememeber play double dutch! I loved double dutch! I wonder if I could still jump with out hyperventilating lol I didn't like PE cause I sucked at throwing and catching lol I found that we were always playing a game with a BALL! I so sucked hahahaha

12kyle said...

@ Just_Wondering

Welcome to the 12th Planet. Make sure that you come back. We have a good time over here. We're here everyday like a stray cat.

I always watched and was impressed how y'all were able to do the double dutch for a long period of time.

You sucked at PE? LOL.

Gotta Let it Out said...

This post made me smile...

We should have recess at work... I mean not like lunch breaks or "smoke breaks" for you smokers, but like recess... head to to the nearest park and play a little kick ball. that'd be so grand. LOL

Those were the days... congrats to the kindergarten grad!

12kyle said...

@ Gotta Let it Out

Welcome to the 12th Planet. Make sure that you come back. We have a good time over here. We're here everyday like a crackhead.

I'm ALL for recess at work. Shoot, let's take a nap, too! LOL. I know if we had that then they'd get more production from us. LMAO!!!

STILL POCAHONTAZ said...

Never remember getting straight A's..LOL

Kieya said...

i remember the notes:

do you like me?

__yes

__no

__maybe


and the giggles that came from the response lol

Jewells said...

Man, I remember all dem days. Gosh, to have it all back...

Jackie Edwards said...

Man, those were REALLY the good ol' days. Funny though, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Back when you had no responsibility except to play, sleep, do a little bit of homework and eat! What I wouldn't do to have a little bit of that right now....

12kyle said...

@ Poca
Never got str8 A's huh? Well...that was the only time that I ever got em. LOL

@ Kieya
There were maaaaad giggles that came behind that! LOL

@ Jewells
I'd go back to those days in a a NY minute

@ Jackie
That is so true. Life was so simple. Then we became grown and things got complicated.

12kylefan... said...

Awwww, how sweet! I'm on the crew list. Guess I can no longer post as 12kylefan...