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no more monkeys jumping on the bed


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Do you know that little ditty?

I have it stuck in my head at the moment. Replaying over and over.

So I sat and thought about it.

When I was a kid my mom always said no jumping on the beds. And as I was just now thinking about no more monkeys jumping on the bed, I was innocently picturing them jumping on the bed like it was a trampoline...and also thought "great exercise!"

Then I wandered down the road to my past and thought about what else mom said not to do...."quit racing down the stairs, you'll break your neck" "Stop running in the house, the phone will ring more than once" "Just sit and be quiet will you?" "sit still for heavens sake!"

So where am I going with this?

As I grew up and these things trained me more and more to be quieter, slower, less energetic....perhaps this is why I began to have a weight problem by the time I was 10?
Not enough exercise to burn offcalories I was eating.

I found it to be an interesting thought as I again heard the ditty "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

It is just idle thinking, of course. No proof or anything like that. What do you think?
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SPIRITUALBEAR 7/3/2013 9:22AM

    Hee hee I used to sing it with my niece and now I will sing it with her son once he is old enough to talk, although meanwhile, my niece and I are singing it to him now and it raises a big grin now that he has learned that function! emoticon

Nice to see you amy, take care, God bless!

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AMYTRIPP 7/3/2013 9:18AM

    My granddaughter and I sing "No more monkey business jumping on the bed" together. LOL. Of course, we also do the hokey pokey together, so hopefully it's all good. emoticon

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SPIRITUALBEAR 6/27/2013 5:12PM

    hee hee must have a bit of bird dog in him lol emoticon

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SLIMLILA 6/27/2013 4:30PM

    And of course, don't forget we had to clean our plates, those little kids in Biafra were starving to death...

Thanks for commenting on my blog too. Buddy did enjoy his long walk. With the variable weather, he is annoyed by all the birds though. We were walking around the lake and a mama duck walked across in front of us and her 3 babies followed.... so cute...

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SPIRITUALBEAR 6/26/2013 4:51PM

    I hated staying inside. It was like house arrest, no tv or radio, no noise was tolerated because dad was a shift worker at the mill and usually sleeping during the day. We could nnot even play near the house.

Thanks for your comments. emoticon


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LGAR519 6/26/2013 4:08PM

    We only played quiet games in the house growing up. Mostly we played outdoors. To this day I hate being outside and love staying inside. I also read a lot growing up.

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SPIRITUALBEAR 6/26/2013 12:35PM

    thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!

I absolutely agree that the past has influence on the presence. I also think that you will never lose the weight until you deal with what is in your past and the feelings you incurred because of whatever it is. My personal opinion, of course.


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KLASSIE 6/26/2013 11:15AM

    I think our past does have some influence on our present, but once we are aware of negative influences, we can change our present if we want to. You've taken the first step by becoming aware.

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SPIRITUALBEAR 6/26/2013 10:19AM

    Thanks for the comments ladies.
Yes, fitandfifty, it does make one wonder.

It was just an idle thought , but now that I have "posted it out loud" (lol) it doesn't sound so crazy to me.
Partly because of the reprimands, and partly because I became a heavier kid, I had aversions to playground games and gym time classes that involved running. Baseball was my nightmare come true. I hated it with a passion, and sports day, of course, became a day I learned to hate as well, with all its's running races. Even to this day, I hate any kind of running and don't do it.

I personally find it interesting to see the comments that yes, it might be possible. As for "no more monkeys jumping on the bed"? I have considered getting a mini trampoline....to act like a monkey jumping on the bed!

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TWEETYKC00 6/26/2013 7:23AM

    I do wish we were taught to be active when we could, not confined all the time.

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DSBRIDE 6/26/2013 6:42AM

    I never thought about this before but you are right. We lived in a 2 family house and were constantly reminded to walk lightly, no running, and to be quiet. Respect the people in the other apartment. So instead of physical activity, I learned to love reading, watched TV , or play quietly with my doll. My parents were either working at their jobs or cleaning the house. They were too tired to do anything physical with us and they weren't that kind of people anyway. So that's what I became and here I am now.

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IMAVISION 6/26/2013 3:20AM

    I definitely believe that the food issues we face have some connection to our growing up years. We, too, were taught to not be too energetic indoors. I consider it to be common sense to teach children not to run & jump indoors. I would hate to think that the large number of children whom I had to remind not to do so developed into a life of chosen inactivity because of that rule being enforced with reminders. They certainly were not deprived of the opportunity to be as energetic as they needed on the playground or at gym time.

I truly believe that it could well depend on how the child is reminded. If the reminder is done in a harsh &/or unkind way, the child could take that as a threat to not move any faster or more often than absolutely necessary. How sad!

God bless!

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FITANDFIFTY2 6/26/2013 1:47AM

    I remember hearing those same comments! Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

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