During your childhood, which Summer feeling felt the best?
that thrill of the last day of school
the sight of bats and fireflies on dusky evenings
seeing a cardinal (or other geographically appropriate red bird) at the bird feeder
swimming in warm water
cartoons on days without school
Tell me--what was your favorite Summer activity when you were 10??
On a pleasant Sunday afternoon when you were young, what was your favorite cookie?
half vanilla, half pistachio
good old sugar cookie
pass the Oreos, please
You say Fig, I'll say Newton
Anything I could bake myself
As a child, which of the following did you do?
collect fireflys in a bottle to try to make a lamp
open honeysuckle flowers over a jar to try to make a lot of nectar to drink
tell ghost stories on dark nights
try to "fly" by jumping off something, arms flapping
daydream about how great it would be to be finished with school
Is there anything fun you did as a kid that you wish kids still got to do today as often as you did? What is it?
What positive trait did you have in greater abundance as a child that you most wish you had today?
a sense of wonder
the ability to laugh about anything
a curious outlook
a feeling that everything was going to work out okay
What would your 10 year old self like most about the person whom you've become?
cool significant other
cool, hmmm, well.....cool pencil cup, I guess
Describe in a 99 x 99 space the day you felt the most joy before you were 13
Do you remember what you wished to grow up to be (i.e., for an occupation) when you were 6? What was that? How about 12?
The change the rules of life, and you must now split your time between your current adult life and your 11th year. What percentage to you choose to spend as a child?
Mean: 28.75 Median: 25 Std. Dev 22.07
Which of these things would you have wanted to own the most when you were 8?
a wood-burning kit
one of those noisy grinder barrels that polishes gemstones
those springs that fit on the bottom of one's shoes but don't work very well
A tattoo--a real tattoo, of a battleship!
just one damn song that can make me--break down and cry!
How cool are you now compared to how cool you were during your best childhood summer (answer in %)
Mean: 55.75 Median: 62.5 Std. Dev 27.12
If you could live one day of your first 14 years again, which would it be?
Who would you rather have dinner with now?
Barney the Dinosaur (but only in an arsenic and old lace scenario)
Which of the following have you done?
wished to be 12 again
missed school terribly
smiled when you thought of playing Monopoly as a kid
longed for space food sticks
refused to grow up