Hopscotch or Jacks


galianomama
#1
Remember those games from being a kid? Which one was your fave? What was the one with the elastics all put together and you had to jump over it?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#2
Chinese skip rope! I loved that game, and was good at it. Same with jacks, nobody could beat me. Same with marbles, too. I was a mighty fine playground player. I just sucked at team sports 'cause I have zero team spirit.
 
galianomama
#3
yes! chinese skip rope. member when it would go up to your waist and you had to jump over it.....no, you are not allowed to touch the rope, right?

yeah, i was never into team sports either. use to play grass hockey, but my god, the other teams were nasty. that didn't last too long!

i can't remember (!) what i did in my lunch hour - oh i know - that one with the ball on the string around the pole. i aced that one.
 
Diamond Sun
#4
I loved Chineese skip rope. In fact, I was going to enter a skip rope competition, which I'm sure I would have won, but I fell ill the day before the competition.

I also loved marbles. And I was good at that!
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#5
Chinese skip rope was one of the greater pleasures of childhood, for sure! Nice to know it stayed around.

I would have kicked your butt playing marbles.

I really cleaned up on all the marbles of all the kids who played, until a boy - a redheaded Irish boy - asked if he could take them home just for the night. That was the first and last time I was ever duped by a male. I still have not forgiven him!
 
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