Kisses from MomWhenever we needed a pick me up, there was mom. Kissed our boo-boos and kissed us goodnight. To this day, I'm willing to bet that if you are in danger, man or woman, calling out for mommy is being yelled from your mouth. We never realize how much these little hugs and kisses mean until we get older and have kids ourselves. Priceless!!!
CartoonsCan you turn away from a Bugs bunny cartoon? I can't. The old school tunes are the best, but I must admit I enjoy the latest 'toons from Lion King to Ice Age and much more. See we use our kids as excuses to watch Toy Story or Shrek, knowing damn well we want to see them ourselves. Still love looney tunes, animaniacs, Inspector Gadget, Flinstones etc. Heck people have tattoos of cartoon characters and still wear clothes with designs of their fav cartoon.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwichesI still love mine cut diagonally, but now I prefer Preserves over jelly. These goodies are also good for you. Turns out PBJ have protein and if you use preserves, fruit and vitamins. Ate what I had, but love Strawberry the best. Hated the Peanut butter and jelly together thing in a jar though.
Grilled Cheese sandwichesI think as kids anything with cheese makes us feel good. Mac n Cheese, pizza, and of course grilled cheese. AAH. Today many spots r popping up that specialize in this awesome food. I loved Velveeta for my sandwiches. My mom would make grilled cheese and soup, and I loved it.
Teddy BearsEvery little girl wanted or had one, and every little boy either had one or some other stuffed animal to sleep with. Today if you give a lady a teddy bear she will still love it. I've never met anyone who didn't smile upon getting a teddy bear. Hey little Stewie Griffin would die for his Rupert. They remind us of safety and warmness. Will never go out of style.
Action figuresFrom Army men, to G.I. Joe's to He-man, most boys had some collection of Action Figures. Super heroes, tv characters, cartoons we loved them all. So many times we take them to the tub with us and play with them as we bathed. I guess this is why mom let me have so many.
CandyLet's be honest, we didn't care so much about dressing up for Halloween, we wanted the candy!!! Chocolate still tastes as good today as it ever did and there is everything from candy bars, to life savers, gum etc. A Hershey Kiss is always welcome!!!
- 9The best show ever. Sesame Street introduced us to learning in a fun way and had it all, cartoons, live puppets, numbers, letters. The show teaches kids morals and life lessons as well. They have always tackled issues and deliver the message so kids can understand. Who doesn't love Elmo, cookie Monster, the count, big Bird and the gang.
- 10So easy to make, and inexpensive. Like adding fruit to mine, but is low fat and still tastes good today.
HolidaysSome holidays are more headaches than others today, but we still love the feel of Christmas morning, Thanksgiving Dinner, Fireworks on the Fourth, and hitting the beach on Memorial Day.
Board gamesFrom Candyland to Operation to Monopoly to Life, board games were entertaining and are still fun this day. Back before video games and computers, when we were inside and it was raining or we were bored we played games. Board games. Trouble was my fav, but KI also loved Clue.
- 13This tasty little side dish is simply something that appeals to our taste buds.
Pop TartsStrawberry Frosted are the best. These wonderful creations can be eaten hot or cold. Toasted or microwaved. They are good on the go and quick morning snacks. Love them.
Juice BoxesSomething about sipping juice from a carton that turns us on. They're fun and easy to pack, plus they are good for you.