When I Was A Kid

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When I was a kid I made a friend out of strapping a pillow to a rake, put a business suit on him and called him Rake Man. Rake Man was my first slow dance partner.


When I was a kid I found an injured earthworm and tried to save his life by putting him in a tupperware container with bits of dirt and grass.


When I was a kid I thought I could bring old pinecones back to life in the winter by bringing them in the house and warming them up.


When I was a kid I recorded variety shows on cassette tapes, singing songs and making up stories and doing interviews with made-up characters in crazy accents. It was my intention to send them to Macaulay Culkin, as I imagined him to be my best friend - he just didn't know it yet.


When I was a kid I thought I was hurting one pen's feelings when I didn't use it as much as the other pen.


When I was a kid I thought Los Angeles was different from L.A., and that L.A. was a whole other city spelled "Ellay."


When I was a kid I thought there was a sport called bow-wam.


When I was a kid I was scared of a hole in the doorknob.


When I was a kid I wore spandex stirrup pants and mismatched neon shoelaces and slap braclets.


When I was a kid I made a Robin costume and ran around the playground with my friend Batman, solving swingset crimes.


When I was a kid I ate green olives from the jar and drank milk from the gallon when Mom wasn't looking.


When I was a kid I had a crush on Raphael the cartoon Ninja Turtle.


 


Kids are unapologetically weird and wonderful.


 


What about you??

Created: Mar 05, 2012

Tags: childhood, kids, weird, when i was a kid

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