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Old 11-10-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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Skip a rope, jump into a puddle, make mudpies...

This should get some good answers...

We are all adults (well, in most cases ), correct? We're responsible, we're engaged in LBYM, we do the right things, yadda yadda yadda.

Yawn.

Now reach deep down inside and find that inner child.

The question is...

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.
OR
2. If you currently don't let your inner child play, what activity would be your first choice to return to some plain simple fun ?

I'll go first...

1. My silliest current activity is playing "dress-up dolls" with my avatar at Yahoo chat. When the season changes or a holiday comes up, I change the avatar's costume to match.

2. Almost forgot...I own coloring books and crayons. It's been a while since I did a multicolored dinosaur.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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Geeze Louise...
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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Mom never let us say, "Geeze Louise..."

It's gonna be a looooong winter.
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Well, the other day someone said, "I double dog dare ya!"....and I did it!
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I'm glad this is an annoymous forum.

Leaving aside the old Dr Who DVDs (one of my favourites from childhood), when I need to unwind after a really stressful day I take my daughters (aged 6 and 4) down to the playground in our development and play with water pistols. I seem to get more out of it than my children.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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I'm glad this is an annoymous forum.
Me, too!.

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.... playground in our development and play with water pistols. I seem to get more out of it than my children.
Okay, I'll admit it, sometimes I go out of my way to walk on the bouncy surface in the playground.
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Knoch Knock Jokes & a coloring book now and then along with water fights in the pool on a hot day and still love to fly a kite.

I will never forget to play and laugh! Do not do it often enough but I refuse to be a grown up all the time!
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Well, the other day someone said, "I double dog dare ya!"....and I did it!

And, just what did you do with those two dogs? (felony/misdemeanor)?
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When my wife gets up at night I tend to snatch her pillow away. It's a real kick when she comes back to bed, lies down and bangs her head on the headboard. Never fails to crack me up. She, on the otherhand, isn't always the best of sports. I gotta' make sure my next wife is more forgiving.
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Ahhhh c'mon...you've dipped a finger in the cake batter bowl at least once....
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On the second or third night of our marriage I reached over, about 1 am and grabbed DW's pillow, thinking it was mine, I pulled it out from under her head. I realized what I had done and we both started laughing. Since I have often stolen her pillow when she has gotten up in the middle of the night, however, I have not repeated the stealing of the pillow while she in on it. One simple reason.... paybacks are hell!
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And, just what did you do with those two dogs? (felony/misdemeanor)?
Ohhhh soooo funny my little duckie...

I will say it involved a backyard pond, blue dye and my boots were off.
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I love to stomp and shuffle through piles of dry leaves, to get that crunching sound. Or sing silly songs with made-up words with my SO - fortunately our inner children get along well!
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I make snow angels. Also an occasional snowman. This year I need to develop a safer method for stacking the snowman sections.
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Just this past weekend, my sisters and I spent probably a good half hour making funny faces at each other, cracking up the whole time. My parents joined in too!
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The great thing about grandchildren is they let you play with their toys .
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:42 AM   #17
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I play water volleyball three times a week. The players range in age from early 50's to in there 70's. We sometimes play for 2 or 2 and a half hours. We actually play pretty competitively but we laugh so much it's just like being a kid again. I can almost hear my mother yelling to come out of the pool, you can't stay in there all day.
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I never walk over to the waste basket to throw a piece of paper away when I can hone my BBall skills from accross the room.

3 seconds left in the game....my team (the Celtics of course) is down by 1....he dribbles to the top of the key....2 seconds....he shoots....1 second....0 seconds....swish!
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A couple of weeks ago when it was very cool for October, I took a long walk in the rain. I didn't use a umbrella, only my raincoat with a hood. My glasses were misted over and my coat was very well beaded up with rain drops and I was having FUN. I really don't like exercise, but, that was fun.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:46 AM   #20
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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.
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