The Child in Us

I was watching a commercial or some show today. Obviously, it didn’t mean much to me; but I did catch the words, bring the child out in you.

I thought about it for a while and went back in time, remembering what made me happy as a child. It actually was a little difficult. Some things came easy. Other things, I am still thinking about; because surely there was more than what I thought of right a way.

I remember playing with my dolls outside under the big oak tree. I would lay a blanket on the grass. Smooth out all the wrinkles. Carry out my home-made doll bed, which was filled with baby dolls and all the equipment I would need, and I played all afternoon.

oak tree

I remember I loved to read, which is now something I can’t do; because I can’t concentrate any longer. I loved Nancy Drew books. I would climb on my bed after supper and TV time was over and read until mom said, “lights out Terry”.nancy drew

I remember I loved to ride my bike. A brand new birthday bike from my parents with clothes line clips holding cards from a deck of cards, a special horn on the front handle bars. and of course, it was a pretty pink for girls. I rode it every chance I got, and I also remember, i got into more trouble in those days, because I would ride to far or stay out too long.


I remember getting to stay up on Friday nights. I remember going to the ice-cream stand on hot, summer, Saturday evenings. I remember laying in my grandparents glider swing with a soft pillow and rocking myself until I fell asleep with the cool, covered porch breezes.



Being a kid for me was fun. I was lucky. I wasn’t involved with grown-up decisions or watch any drama between my parents. I remember my favorite foods were potato salad and warm cherry pie with ice-cream on top.


It feels good to go back in to those innocent good days. Being a kid wasn’t so bad after all.

Do any of you care to share some of your kid memories with me? I would love to read your comments.

No Bake  Chocolate Cookies 

I just made some No Bake Chocolate Cookies,  one of my kids favorites when they were young.

2 cup sugar 

1/2 cup milk

1 stick butter

1/4th cup cocoa powder 

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1 cup peanut butter 

1Tbs. Vanilla 

Pinch of salt 

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or saran wrap. BRING sugar, butter and cocoa to boil in sauce pan over medium heat. , stirring occasionally,  then let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.  Add oats, peanut butter, vanilla,  salt. Stir.

Drop and mold quickly onto paper. Let sit at room temperature until cooled and hard.,about 30 minutes. Refrigerate in air tight container. Will keep about 3 days.

They don’t last 3 days here.