Remembering Childhood

@ramapo17 (26034)
Melbourne, Florida
April 6, 2016 5:22pm CST
There is a commercial that is on television in the southeast part of the United States. I see it all the time but have no idea what it is for as I am loving the memories it gives me every time I watch it. There are two young children at the top of the stairs and one is in a clothes basket and ready to ride down the stairs. Dad is at the bottom of the stairs putting pillows to soften the stop. Growing up, my girlfriend grew up in a house with the big high stairs but instead of needing something to brace our sudden stop, the stairs stopped at the front door which led to more stairs outside the house and onto the sidewalk. By leaving the door opened, we rode all the way down the stairs onto the cement walkway. Every time I was at her house I was the first one riding the stairs. I loved going all the way outside in a cardboard box. We never wore a head guard and never had any pillows at the bottom. Looking back, I don't know if we were daredevils or just plain crazy. We never got hurt but had so much fun.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
7 Apr 16
That does sound like so much fun. I don't think I ever did that. LOL If I did I probably got in trouble so I wouldn't do it again. LOL I remember going down on our butts. It didn't take long for us to learn not to do that. LOL We rode the banister, and we got in trouble for that. LOL Too bad we don't have stairs here. LOL
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Apr 16
Ohhh, yes, I forgot about riding down on our butts and also on a banister. We didn't have a banister but my girlfriend did. I always wanted one.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@ramapo17 LOL. That sounds like we should try it. If you have bubble wrap wrap yourself up and we will find a building with steps. HAHAHA
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Apr 16
@mommaj If we went down the stair on our rumps maybe I good lose some fat!!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
Looking back it's a wonder any of us survived, isn't it? What you describe sounds like a lot of fun.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Apr 16
l loved it and I would be the first to try anything different and dangerous. I always said, I was the son my father never had.
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@cindiowens (4871)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
6 Apr 16
When we are kids, we fear nothing. What a lovely memory.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Apr 16
You are right and I use to be the "ring leader". Everyone would follow me and may times do what I told them to do. I guess I was kind of bossy, haha.
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@hoong143 (1408)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 16
I think everyone has their childhood memories. I like to think about my childhood and sometimes I ask myself why I did it. Haha...
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
9 Apr 16
Oh yes @hoong, I think the same thing sometimes and then I start laughing.
@Tampa_girl7 (27385)
• United States
7 Apr 16
It sounds like it was fun.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Apr 16
It really was @Tampa_girl7. I would always think of strange things to keep us occupied.
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@TRBRocks420 (85603)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Apr 16
Those are pretty awesome memories, kids are fearless, they just don't think anything can happen to them. I did some things I would never do now.
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@norcal (3212)
• Nevada City, California
6 Apr 16
We used to ride down a really steep red clay hill behind our house on cardboard. We had to climb out onto a tree root that was basically sticking out the side of a cliff.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Apr 16
You sound like you were daring too.
@jstory07 (72143)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Apr 16
I did a lot of things like that to and never got hurt.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Apr 16
Life was so much simpler then. Sometimes I wish I was a kid again in those days, not today.
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
20 Apr 16
We had carpeted stairs and used to go down on our bellies, head first. Like you, no protection was needed