Monday, March 12, 2012


Although my last post was all about entering the fancy world of becoming an adult, I've learned along the way that I still have a lot of kid tendencies. Not that I'm childish and immature. I take responsibility where responsibility is required. But sometimes you just can't help but find joy in the simple things in life. Even if they are typically enjoyed by kids.

A lot of my kid at heart tendencies revolve around my sense of humor. There are still some things that I know I shouldn't laugh at but I just can't help it. Sometimes I'm even shaking I'm trying not to laugh.

Like when I worked at the elementary school and a kids new year's resolutions were "to fart, show off and fart again". Talk about setting the bar high. But come on. How is that not funny? Maybe I'm a perma-teenage boy instead of a perma-kid.

From time to time I've been known to enjoy teenie bopper music. If one were to browse my running playlist they may or may not find songs from the musical stylings of Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers. Maybe. I'm not saying yes, and I'm not saying no.

On occasion, I watch the Disney channel. Well not super recently, but more recently than I'd like to admit. Hannah Montana is pretty sassy, and I always like it when people aren't afraid to speak their mind. As long as it's not rude, malicious or back biting.

I can't let go of my ridiculous beanie baby collection. They're all packed away and stored somewhere at my house in Minnesota, but throwing them away or donating them seems like I'm saying goodbye to my childhood memories forever. Just like Andy in Toy Story. Although it had a happier twist, some new kids were able to enjoy the toys he had so lovingly cherished and cared for. I think I like the idea that maybe one day my kids will want to play with them and it will also save them an umpteen amount of money because they won't have to spend all of theirs on silly things like I did. But when you're a kid, it's not silly. It's a product of your hard earned allowance after doing chores all week.

It seems like just yesterday the biggest thing I had to worry about was whether I should spend my summer days riding bikes, reading or swimming at the pool. It's easy to get stuck in the grind of the work week and begrudgingly living for the weekends. I think we could all benefit from holding on to the simplicity of childhood for as long as we can.
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