#4 – IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME…

First, I would turn it back to when all of my kids were little and at home. I don’t want to change anything because every word and every deed brought me my 3 amazing grandbabies. I just want to spend more time, take more pics, have more talks, more hugs, more kisses..Β  More “I love yous,” even tho grown son #2 told me just yesterday that all of his friends ask him why we say I love you so much. Then my son and I at the same time said, “Like you can say I love you too much.” I’m happy my kids still hang onto that.
2017-because-you-are-my-child2017-divider-line-blue-icySecond, I would turn it back for all of the cool stuff from my childhood.
This was my favorite toy ever. I kept myself entertained for hours until my brother came along and bumped my masterpiece.
2017-toys-etch-a-sketchI had this Barbie head too and melted the hair when I tried to use a curling iron on it.
I used to love playing these on the kitchen floor and the driveway.
2017-toys-jacksThis stuff is still around and altho as a kid I thought it was very cool, what the hell were my parents thinking??? This stuff is SO toxic. Β Every time you inhaled to blow the balloon bigger you were inhaling those toxins.
2017-toys-plastic-bubblesMy favorite car ride toy.
2017-toys-wormAnd EVERY Sunday I would wait sooooo stinkin’ patiently for my dad to finish the Sunday paper so I could have the funnies and do this…
2017-toys-silly-putty2017-divider-line-blue-icyI miss the simple stuff. Mostly I miss the people I used to share the simple stuff with.
I still buy coloring books – the real ones not the over-priced “adult” coloring books – and crayons and I can lose myself in coloring for hours.

If you could turn back time but change nothing, where would you go, what would you do and with who?

What are some things you miss from being a kid?
2017-divider-line-blue-icySorry for the late post. We actually got a foot of snow today and more is coming down. I’m so surprised. Last year we had a couple of dustings. I had to run to the store before everyone else was running there. So happy I made it there and back without personal incident altho I did witness several fender benders, sideswipes and fish tails going on around me.

They don’t salt the roads here. They put a deicer on them and then sand but they only do it on the main roads so getting around our neighborhood and out onto the main road was slow going and a little hinky.

It’s good to be home safe n’ sound. Time to snuggle in with my book and some cafe’ mocha.
Happy Wednesday!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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27 thoughts on “#4 – IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME…

  1. First thing I would do – tell the first preacher that I had changed my mind.
    I love the simpler things, myself. Technology makes me nuts.
    That’s quite a bit of snow! They only do the main roads here in TN, too. Alabama? Nope!

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  2. Hahahaha! No changes SJ. If I had done that I wouldn’t have my kids or grandbabies. πŸ™‚ You can only go back to enjoy. Haha. – It’s quite a bit for Boise. I’m a Michigan girl so it’s really not so much. Where my lit’l sis lives and where I used to live, this is just a dusting…

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  3. Not missing snow yet! Be careful.

    Turning back time? Ummm…no, thanks anyway. Been there, done that and have the scars yet. I’m pretty satisfied with all I’ve survived and that my kids lived to tell their psychologists their stories.

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    1. Hahaha. Whenever my kids would complain about something I’d always tell ’em, save it for Oprah. πŸ˜€ – I’m in for the night but as more snow continues to fall tomorrow is going to be a nightmare and I absolutely have to go out in it then.

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  4. Oh, Karen, I would return back to the time we worked together. After all, who doesn’t love a rost dick in the nebihod, right!! And I would go back to before I was a c*nt to you and we were having good laughs and so much fun.

    As for the snow….tis lovely, indeed, but not so much fun driving in it. It is kins of scary driving the back roads, to be sure. We closed the store early tonight, and I noticed on my drive home that many stores long Milwaukee and Fairview did , as well.

    Be safe.
    valarie

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    1. Omg.. The rost dick in the nebihod and Donna with that milk allergy!!! Holy shit! She caught me laughing. You had the desk behind the wall so she never caught you laughing! And, for the last and final time. I have no recollection of you being a c*nt to me. Water under the bridge. I’m sure I’ve slept since then. πŸ™‚ – I saw on the news that the whole stinkin’ mall closed! It’s definitely a little hairy out there. I don’t mind driving in it. I mind other people who don’t know how to drive in it. – You be safe too!

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    1. I didn’t either and I when I came across it I knew I had to use it. I would be honored to be a part of your ‘Senior Salon.’ πŸ™‚ Do I have to really be a senior because I’m not quite there yet. I keep waiting because out here in Boise, every Tuesday is discount day for seniors. πŸ˜€

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  5. Those are good ones, Karen! I loved playing jacks; I miss the simple stuff too. I also miss coloring all day, playing with paper dolls, and catching lightning bugs in the summer and watching them glow in the mason jars.

    If I could turn back time, I’d sure change a lot LOL! But since this is about turning back time and changing nothing, I’d go back to my mid-20s, to the summer I spent the month of August traveling by myself from New Jersey to Santa Monica, California. When I got there, I crashed at the pad of a friend of a friend who lived within walking distance to the Pacific Ocean. Every day, I’d down walk to the beach, it was so sunny and beautiful.

    Wow about that snow! Glad you make it home safe. πŸ™‚

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    1. Ah, paper dolls. I had so many of those as well. Another entertain myself for hours toys. – Wow. Traveling from coast to coast alone, in your 20’s??? What a blast that would’ve been! I’d go back to that too! – And thank you. I think it’s not so much the snow as it is the people who don’t know how to drive in it.

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  6. I sucked at etch a sketch. There are lots of old toys/craft kits they’d bring back, like Dip It, that coloured resin film that you dipped a bent piece of wire into to make flower petals and leaves. It was fairly toxic but I enjoyed it. You can still get some of those things in stores. I know I’ve seen super elastic bubble plastic, and I have that little fuzzy worm guy. I just bought it a couple years ago but I can’t remember where.

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    1. My dad was an artist so we sort of had an edge over all things artsy fartsy. Even the etch a sketch. πŸ™‚ I TOTALLY remember those flowers! I had them too! And yeah, toxic toy list but they were cool. And I’ve seen that bubble crap in stores too and I can’t believe they’re still selling it. It still has that same toxic smell.

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  7. My childhood holds no warm thoughts. I’ll pass on that. I do miss my mother though. I guess if I could turn back time, I’d spend the day with her. That would be most wonderful.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  8. Wow – so there is a name for that awful longing we sometimes get. I would love to go back to my teens and be focussed on a career instead of boys. Or maybe to the innocence of our teen discos when boys asked girls to dance and maybe walk us home. Sex was still a big no no until after marriage and just kissing was thrilling. That may have been extreme but it’s all gone too far the other way now. Innocence has gone and even music videos on mainstream TV more like the soft porn of the 70s. Yes, maybe I’d go back to one more disco to feel the excitement of being asked to dance. And then I would go and have a good career!

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