Monday, May 4, 2009

Friend Makin Monday

The wonderful, smart, funny and talented Amber is hosting Friend Makin Monday. The list du jour is to name 5 toys that remind you of your childhood.
Oooooo, that's a toughie. When I was a child we didn't have a lot of toys. We had to make do and play out on the prairie. Think of rolling a whiskey barrell hoop with a stick. Think whitiling. Throwing rocks in a pond. Watching grass grow and paint dry. Ya know that kind of thing.

I also grew up with 2 brothers very close to my age...so I didn't always play with the traditional girl stuff. So I will give a nod to a couple boy items. Here's my list:

1. The Banana Seat bike with High handle bars. This was essential, people. If your bike did not have these special requirements...you were a boob.

2. The ORIGINAL Karaoke machine. This was also known as a "45 record player". My girlfriends and I would play our favorite singles and sing into our hair brushes for hours!!! Yes, we really did do that, just like in Grease :)


3. Yo-yo's. This is a nod for my brothers also. We would try and perfect our tricks all the time!!!



4. Another nod for my brothers, but honestly, I loved playing with our Rockem Sockem Robots!! I especially liked knocking their heads off {This is the object of the game}. They didn't take it well.


5. And this is certainly almost one of my favorites. We hung out at the roller rink every chance we could get. THE best place to meet cute boys :)

Boy was this fun!!

So there it is...my childhood in a nutshell. For those of you trying to figure out just how old I am...this should be clueing you in big time :)

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P.S. Next post wil be my 100th...look for a giveaway :)

19 Shout Out:

Becca said...

Original Karaoke machine!! Too funny! I sang for hours to records too!!

And just for the record...my banana bike had rainbow streamers coming out of the handlebars...talk about C-O-O-L!!

Have a super week!

~Becca

Kelli said...

I had a Huffy bike that I loved...until my mom hit it with her car.

Mrs. J L said...

I had that SAME EXACT pink bike for YEARS!!!! :)

Jen said...

The roller rink really was the best place to meet cute boys!! I think I need a banana seat bike. So adorable!!

Jessica said...

I loved playing with my brothers toys as well. Ninja Turtles and GI Joe being my favs :)

Xazmin said...

Awesome list! I love,love, LOVED my roller skates and Rockem Sockem Robots!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

How cool that you grew up with brothers and your choices! Loved the roller skates...and you thought you weren't boy crazy!

jenjen said...

Hi Lisa!
Great list!!! You crack me up! I forgot about those sock em robots. And that record player - I had one of those too!

Rhonda said...

Great list! I loved to go skating!
My boys listen to my Grease CD about 3 times a week. They put jel in their hair and dance away!

Have a great day!

Vivienne said...

My boys have the robots right now. I love it when they're playing with them... it takes me back.

J.J. said...

I loved my Duncan yoyo!!!!

That record player brings back memories too!!!!

Vashti said...

LOVE roller skates! Would probably break my leg if i tried it today!

Heather said...

fabulous list! i always always wanted a bike with a banana seat, but no luck... :o)

i love that you and your brothers played outside a lot with "toys" that you made yourself ~ too few kids even know how to do that anymore!

have a wonderful week!

Renee said...

I think my husband still has his Rockem Sockem Robots.

I had forgotten about my 45 record player that was in a "box" that I could carry around.

Amber said...

Aaaaahhhh!! Records!! I loved my old record player. I had ALL KINDS of records, even Whitney Houston 'I wanna dance with somebody'. Good times.

Love your list!! And thanks for all those sweet compliments!

Tanielle said...

Love the rollerskates!!! My mom use to take me and a different friend each week to the rollerskating rink, and then to get a big ice cream cone. Such fun memories!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

i thought i had already left you a comment but i don't see it. i never was great with roller skates... i was the one clinging to the side rails just to get around.

~ Dawn ~ said...

Hello from Friend Makin Monday!! Oh I love the bike...I used to have a banana seat bike. Oh and the days of roller skating! Memories!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I could pretty much copy your list (except the robots -- no boys in our family, so everything was ALL girl)! Congrats on your 100th post -- it's a huge milestone!

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