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Old 11-11-2009, 12:23 PM   #21
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I still like to slide on the hardwood floors in my socks and pull wheelies on my bike. One of these days I'm gonna pay.
I like to do that too. Along with my silly dancing in the kitchen with no music other than what comes out of my mouth. I get a little strange when I'm by myself.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:37 PM   #22
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Oh I love to do the floor slide. I also take my one year old grandnephew, hold him and dance with him around the house like he is my teeny little dance partner. Pink FLoyd is appropriate accompaniment. I even hold his hand and pump it up and down and try to do a few dips. We also enjoy crawling wildly around the dining room table.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:40 PM   #23
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Itīs so sad but I donīt remember any silly innocent things of my childhood that I would like to do now. I was born old. What I did was a lot of stupid things.
I still do them now, when pushing 60.
This is a topic that always get me depressed.
Iīll stop now-dont want to bore you or dampen the postersīs good mood.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:43 PM   #24
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Itīs so sad but I donīt remember any silly innocent things of my childhood that I would like to do now....
It took me a while to think of something. I loved to jump into a big pile of raked leaves this time of year. Maybe you'll think of something later.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:52 PM   #25
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1. What do you currently do that releases your inner child ? The sillier the better. It has to be something you used to do as a child.
Skipping, playing with leaves, sliding across floors, down railings, jumping in excitement about mundane things, "borrowing" youngster's toys (trucks and dolls included), shooting rubber bands at office, squeezing screeching monkeys at office (to piss off a codgy co-worker)...if we had regular ceiling tiles at work, I'd probably be tossing pencils up in air...oh, the list goes on...
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My So & I will play monopoly but we both try to out cheat the other . It gets so bad that if I need to go to the bathroom I take all the money & the houses with me .
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:37 PM   #27
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I like a trampoline--just the chance I might finally get to break a bone lures me in every time.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:24 PM   #28
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Itīs so sad but I donīt remember any silly innocent things of my childhood that I would like to do now. I was born old. What I did was a lot of stupid things.
I still do them now, when pushing 60.
This is a topic that always get me depressed.
Iīll stop now-dont want to bore you or dampen the postersīs good mood.
Hey hey now. Option 2 (see post #1) was made just for you.

Think of something young-at-heart you would LIKE to do, just to be a kid again. It could involve your dog or new kitten.

The rest will follow...trust me
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Yesterday I went with a couple of friends to a paint-your-own ceramic shop. The quiet brightly lit workshop, the little metal palette of paints, the awkward brush strokes, the funky colors I picked, the small messes of paint spatters on my clothes. I was eleven again.
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You folks are the best.

I can add flying kites, making sandcastles, collecting rocks and shells on trips.
Of course, the there is always THROWING SNOWBALLS, making snow-women (yes I rough sculpt anatomically correct features up top) and snow mini-sculptures in my flower box, i.e. bunnies, little pine trees, simple statues. I make a small mound of packed snow and remove tiny bits of snow. I use a special long pointed grey speckled granite rock tool that I've kept squirreled away in a very special place, for at least 4 years.

I'm growing lettuce in a fishtank successfully. I harvested some for tacos the other night. Wait til you see my upcoming shiitake and pearl oyster mushroom projects.

I spray dh2b with the garden hose on hot days.
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    ....I spray dh2b with the garden hose on hot days....
Me too! And I push him into any swimming pool he might walk a little too close to.
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Play with a motorcycle. When I got my first one at 17 it was SO COOL to not have to pedal to go up that long hill on the way to school. Just a twist of the wrist on the throttle.

I still get a kick out of that.
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Cuppa and Firebird:

Eerrr Maybe play the drums in an amateurish rock band whose members are my age and equally talented in the other instruments.....?
Iīm a guitar learner but I find drums more----snazzy?
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Get up a good head of steam and jump on the back of the shopping cart for some parking lot cruising on the way back to the car.

See how many times I can pull off 180 deg jump turns on my indo board before falling on the keester

Trying to dump my youngster into the drink while doing freestyle moves on the ole windsurfer (see avatar)

The list goes on and on
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Get up a good head of steam and jump on the back of the shopping cart for some parking lot cruising on the way back to the car. .........

I do this all the time - gets lots of strange looks, but it is very efficient.
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Eerrr Maybe play the drums in an amateurish rock band whose members are my age and equally talented in the other instruments.....?
Iīm a guitar learner but I find drums more----snazzy?
Ding ding ding...perfect!

Now, I have an assignment for you, due in 1 month.

I recall a photo of a gorgeous beach in one of your posts.
Homework is to drive there, make a sandcastle using a bucket and plastic cups for molds and mixing sand and water in, using a plastic knife for sculpting and a plastic fork for adding texture.
Please take a picture of it to post here.

I know there are castles in Spain from my high school Spanish language culture studies, so you can find an example somewhere to inspire you.
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As kids we used to play lots of games and loved it when our parents joined in - including tennis in the back yard and table tennis in the house.

A couple of years ago we bought an outdoor table tennis table that is normally folded up inside the garage but when we play we roll it out onto the driveway and play - with or without our kids. Neighbors driving by always smile and wave but you can see some of them thinking
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Since I'm at the local pool 3X a week and sometimes hardly anyone is there, I make up little games to play in the pool all the time to keep motivated. Thank goodness nobody can tell what I'm doing (I'm old and supposed to act like it).
However, I still have a really hard time resisting the urge to kick a pile of leaves when I see one in Fall and making a snowball in Winter. Some things just never lose their appeal I think.
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