Do You Still Play?

I always loved games, as a kid the popular one wasΒ Hide and Go Seek (US version) But I prefered Kiss Catch which reminds me of Lil-Beth (the names have been changed to protect the…….not sure what she was at 10 years-old) Lil-Beth always told me where she was going to run to and when I caught her demanded her kiss. The idea was not to be kissed, who was playing who? Of course in later years the games changed, yup you know what I mean πŸ˜‰ But these days my leopard skin thong is a little moth eaten and role play can end up reminiscent of a Carry On film πŸ˜‰

Remember the excitement of playing Hide and Seek (UK version) or Kiss Catch? The thrill of the chase and the thrill of being discovered was the key. As we got older we expanded the game and called it dating. I see a lot of angst and joy on WordPress usually about love, after all it must be the most powerful emotion we are either blessed or cursed with. So here’s a theory; is cheating just an expansion of the dating game and dating an expansion of those playground games? Humans that cheat on their partners see it as a game; not understanding the hurt it causes because in reality they never grew up. For every Lil-Beth and Charlie in that playground all those years ago there were a multitude of Sue-Ellen’s and Jim-Bob’s that ran in opposite directions. Have a playful weekend folks πŸ™‚

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About charliecountryboy

Carpenter and Carpentry Lecturer. Writer, musician. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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48 Responses to Do You Still Play?

  1. Tim Willow says:

    Another game was ‘Kingy’ where you had to throw a tennis ball at someone. Once you hit them they were on your side.

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  2. Nice post, loved it 😊

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  3. strangeset says:

    So Charlie is being the little buy he is huh :).
    Nope, forgotten most games. I shall have to re-learn some.

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  4. rdpublish says:

    Some people are a little more heartless (thoughtless?) than others and to those folks, dating and marriage is a game. Others just like the thrill of the chase.

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  5. I still love playing games if get an opportunity

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  6. kerbey says:

    I didn’t play much hide and seek beyond age 8 or so. Perhaps that’s why I’ve never cheated on anyone? I bet Kiss Catch would get kids thrown out of school these days, after all the #metoo movements and sexual harrassment charges. I’m not being cheeky; just a demanded kiss could put a little boy in suspension these days. 😦 Oh, for the days of innocence!

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  7. Back Road Scholar says:

    I was to shy to play back then and now I’m too slow to catch.

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  8. Carolyn Page says:

    It seems I had a misspent youth, Charlie. I didn’t do much kissing, in games or otherwise. The games I played were piggy in the middle and hopscotch!
    I do recall boys chasing you to get a kiss, but, that wasn’t within a game; that was boys being boys! πŸ™‚

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  9. Awww! I was expecting a photo of you in your leopard skin thong here.

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  10. I think the issue is that no one told anyone when the game ends. No one got the memo that when u catch someone, ur out of the game. Great post

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  11. The Hinoeuma says:

    I’ve never heard of ‘Kiss Catch’. Played plenty of ‘Hide & Seek’. Kick Ball, too. If kids wanted to kiss, there were closets to hide in, basements, sheds or behind a big tree.

    Cheating is a multifaceted issue. It runs the gamut between pure control and true love. Some are looking for cheap thrills. Others? A later in life soul mate mess…

    And, I really don’t want to see anyone’s thong…😳😝

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    • Interesting you should say that, I digressed originally, saying that maybe some people switched kids games to games of manipulation, but thought it was a bit heavy. I’m wounded that you dismiss my thong so easily πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • The Hinoeuma says:

        Yeah. Games of manipulation… That’s that control issue. Some people cheat just because they can. It is the thrill of getting away with something. Feeding the ego… Sometimes, it is pure boredom.

        Regarding your personal accoutrements, I don’t want to go blind. I can, however, offer a band aid for your wound…πŸ‘€πŸ˜Žβ›‘πŸš‘

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  12. Rakkelle says:

    Hope your weekend was “playful”. πŸ™‚

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  13. OJ's Pride says:

    πŸ˜‚ love your sense of humor. This post is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  14. Wilt says:

    Great post! Square dancing! Perchance to hold a girl’s (clammy or sweaty) hand. Got me through the day.

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  15. This post is really nice. Thank you for sharing

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  16. 🀣🀣🀣 Great post and thank for the ‘carry on” clips that’s what comedy is all about!

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  17. Hi there, thank you so much for reading EVERY single thing I ever wrote! wow! and thank you for following my blog, nice to meet you!

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