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Tell mommy, i’m sorry this life is a party…i’m never growing up

February 1, 2010
  • For anyone that is actually looking for a song reference for the song lyric in the title it is…Opposite of Adults(remix of “Kids”-MGMT)-Chiddy Bang

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.”-Robert Fulghum

Again I’m sorry about the late post this week. I had a crazy weekend . Point is, I’m back and I do have your quote for the week.

Growing up entails a lot of maturation both emotionally and mentally to be able to deal with the more difficult tasks we face of getting jobs, going to school and ultimately developing our identity. A prisoner of the stress and the responsibilities we come to experience, we become so task-oriented we forget everything else. Despite that we don’t yet have a couple hundred years on us like Yoda; somehow dark circles under our eyes, wrinkles and one gray hair give us reason to believe we’re getting too old with no hope of return.

Ask yourself when’s the last time you took the time to do something fun and spontaneous whether that is going sledding down the hill you used to love, dancing in the rain, picking flowers on a walk, drawing with chalk, doing arts & crafts or even enjoying some of your favorite frosting for no particular reason. With the responsibilities of adulthood, it seems like there is no room for anything else, but there is. Next time you find yourself feeling extremely overwhelmed with what life presents you. Take some time to celebrate your youth and humor your inner child. Turn off the TV and all of your electronic gadgets. Take the time to savor the beauty & simplicity of arts & crafts, go on a peaceful walk in nature, dance around in the rain, play around on a playground or enjoy ice-cream without feeling guilty about the calories. Those are just a few general suggestions..i’m sure you have some of your own. Feel free to share them and comment.

My point is you may be getting older, but that does not have to signify the end of all fun ever. Take the time to live while you’re living as the hours we get on this Earth are few and precious. You are never too old to accomplish your dreams.

In the spirit of this post, here is another fun credo from Robert Fulghum. He stated that everything he learned about how to live and how to be he learned in kindergarten. Here’s what he learned:

  • Share everything
  • Play fair
  • Don’t hit people
  • Put things back where you found them
  • Clean up your own mess
  • Don’t take things that aren’t yours
  • Say you’re sorry when you’ve hurt somebody
  • Wash your hands before you eat
  • Flush
  • Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you
  • Live a balanced life-learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some
  • Take a nap every afternoon
  • When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together
  • Be aware of wonder
  • Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that
  • Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and the little seed in the Styrofoam cup-they all die
  • So do we
  • And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned-the biggest word of all-LOOK
  • Everything you need to know is in there somewhere

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2010 3:55 pm

    This makes me smile! It’s so true: things you learned at age 5 are still relevant today. These are nice reminders of what’s important in life.

    • February 2, 2010 9:07 pm

      yeah it’s funny how the things we learn at even a young age stick with us when we’re so much older
      i’m glad it made you smile =]

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