young at heart

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

while there are many perks to getting older such as being able to drink copious amounts of wine and have cheaper car insurance, there are a few things that i wish i could still do as an adult without getting looked at like i have three heads.

balance a spoon on my nose:
i used to be able to do this as a child but i can't do it to save my life today. also, i may or may not have spent an hour today trying to do so.

jump on a pogo ball:
i had a purple and gray one that i dominated in my garage that sat right next to my skip-it.

host a lemonade stand:
this was one of my favorite past times as a child but i feel that as an adult hosting a lemonade stand could how you say, give off the wrong impression...


participate in recess: how perfect would it be if i could still take a half hour midday to play handball, swing from the monkey bars and kiss boys behind the gym.

nap time: i think my boss would get a little annoyed if i decided to saunter over to the couch across from my desk and start snoring and drooling for all our clients to see.

redeem my innocence: war? murder? rape? hunger? bills? global warming? yeah, none of those existed as a child, i think today if i just stopped paying my bills i would get into a bit more trouble than a 5 minute time out in my bedroom.

pick my nose: who am i kidding? i still do that.

not work: unless you have recently won mega millions, have a husband to support you and your children or are lucky enough to have a massive trust fund, it is generally frowned upon in society to not work - which sucks. cause i would much rather spend my summers outside playing at the beach.

play dress up: boa, hot pink lipstick and blue eye shadow, tutu, and a tiara. i'm talking pretty pretty princess mode in full effect, all while dressing my barbie doll to look like my twin.

what childlike thing do you wish you could still do as an adult?

33 comments:

  1. the innocence would be huge. trouble happened as a kid, but it seemed to have a shorter shelf-life.

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  2. who didn't love dress up! we even continued to do it in high school. we drank one too many zimas and dressed up like the spice girls.

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  3. Running through sprinklers would be fun :) Oooh, so would slip 'n slides -- although, I have friends who get drunk and bust out their old slip 'n slide. . .and, it's not pretty!

    xo,
    Kelly

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  4. I'd love to have naptime back as well!

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  5. I LOVED my skip-it!

    And... what I'd like to have back? Either running through the sprinklers or building forts out of furniture and blankets.

    Great post! I loved thinking back to all of this today.

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  6. For the naptime thing... that's why you sleep under your desk. Much more subtle.

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  7. definitely building basement forts and conquering the sandbox.

    who am i kidding? i still do that..

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  8. Oh my god I use to LOOOOOVE my pogo ball! It was hot pink and blue, and pretty much rocked Kent Dr.

    I miss summer break. Big time.

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  9. I still do most of that stuff! My fave thing to do as a child was sit outside in the rain in my puffy pink chair with an umbrella and eat grilled cheese and tomato soup. It was so relaxing. Like I was all alone in the world. I could still do it, but not without thinking of whether there will be lightning to kill me or if i'll catch a cold. Plus now I have to cook my own food :(

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  10. I miss all of that. Especially not working and the naps. Hula-hoops were fun, too!

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  11. I miss being able to stay in a pool/other body of water all day. And also, why do adults never want to go in the pool? I was at a party on Sat with a gorgeous pool, and Dave and I were the only ones to go in. WTF?

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  12. I wish we still had summer vacation and a really high metabolism. *sigh* goodbye, high metabolism.

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  13. I personally miss having a giant war to end all war with my old G.I. Joe toys...this usually involved multiple kids in the neighborhood and lots of gun shooting noises from our smarmy kid mouths...hahaha!!
    Oh, and like Rachel, I miss my metabolism...badly...

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  14. All of the above.

    No, seriously. I loved every item on your list, and am now nostalgic for my childhood.

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  15. The cute little girl pouty face. No matter what I did wrong, the pouty face got me out of all kinds of trouble! It was irresistible!

    It doesn't work so well with crow's feet and laugh lines...

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  16. I wish I was as fearless as I was as a child. I uesd to ROCK the high-dive at the pool and then 2 years ago after oh...about a decade of not ever being at a place with a high dive I found one, climbed up and was scared stiff! I finally took the plunge but that's it - I will never do that again. As an adult we know all too well the possible dangers that lurk, when an 8 year old just sees the awesome ability to fly through the air and splash into the water.

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  17. i miss the all-neighborhood games of capture the flag or manhunt, and thinking that riding bikes around the neighborhood for 4 hours was the best possible way to spend an afetrnoon...

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  18. So you don't put copious amounts of makeup on your face everyday, saunter in with a pink sparkly boa, play with your barbies at your desk, snore loudly in your chair with a blanky covering you just after lunch, and play with your squish balls?

    Not that I do that or anything...

    Excuse me while I take off my pink sparkly boa now...

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  19. I totally used to balance a spoon on my nose at the dinner table, too. It drove my mom crazy.

    I must say, I do sort of miss my skip-it. I imagine I'd get some strange looks if I brought it out in my apartment complex parking lot.

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  20. I've really considered not working recently. The idea of not spending money like I want to that's stopping me.

    When am I going to win the lottery.

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  21. There are way too many things I miss about being a kid, your entire list included.

    I miss being outside all day until the street lights came on without needing to be lojacked by my parents. The world isn't so different that kids need cell phones at 5. There's just more media coverage of the same bad shit that happened then.

    I miss running after the ice cream truck. Every time I hear one coming down the street I wonder whether I'll look like a Chi-Mo (child molester) because I want a Push-Up.

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  22. oh man how i miss nap time, i really miss nap time. can we have nap time at the job? please!

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  23. I hated nap time when I was little but I would do anything to have it now!

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  24. I am on a mission to recapture my childhood. I dont care if people look like I have three heads or not.

    I forgot about skip-its!

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  25. Don't go talking smack about playing dress up. I totally still do that! At home.

    I'll run a lemonade stand with you too. We'll get ALL THE BOYS to stop.

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  26. I dress up every day.

    p.s.

    move to wordpress. all the cool kids are doing it.

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  27. What do you mean we cant still play dress up right now? Hand me that pink boa ;)

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  28. I've never played with a pogo stick and I really, really want to!

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  29. Considering my love for all things nostalgic, there are a ton of things I wish I could still do. Your list is pretty swell :)

    And PS - Is it ironic that I had a spoon laying on my desk and I attempted to balance it on my nose after reading this post? And guess what? I did it on the 2nd try! (This success and the fact that I had a random spoon on my desk may or may not have been because I just finished a vanilla pudding.)

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  30. All of those! I want to do all of those things immediately - except pick my nose (it's currently clean). Roller skating. I miss roller skating. A lot. That'd be fun.

    And having PB&J for lunch with a koolaid and maybe some cupcakes. That'd be nice. I haven't had that for lunch since ... last week.

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  31. Things were so easy as a kid in the summer. I wish I could go back to camp, eat crap all summer, not work and host a lemonade stand. (I had to photograph one a few weeks ago, and it was ADORABLE.)

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  32. Is it ironic that I had a spoon laying on my desk and I attempted to balance it on my nose after reading this post? And guess what? I did it on the 2nd try! (This success and the fact that I had a random spoon on my desk may or may not have been because I just finished a vanilla pudding.)
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