I was talking to a friend, and I noticed that he has very child-like tendacies. He's a grown man, a few years older than me, and I realized that our childhood stays with us. I started thinking about it more and I asked myself, "How much of my childhood is still with me?" Years later, how much of my child-like nature do i still have?
I thought about it for a while. Sat back and took notes on what I do on a daily basis. The laundry, the cleaning, the cooking, paying bills, and even though none of that is very child-like, I still react to things like I would have when I was a child. I don't do it very often, but sometimes I like to lay back and daydream, if you will, about what it would be like to be seven again.
I remember sitting on my bedroom floor of my old house, watching some kid's show, or drawing or coloring. I remember making things like flowers and giving them to my mom. I remember always wanting to go in her make-up or wanting to put some on her. I remember going into her walk-in closet and putting on her shoes, trying to walk around in shoes that were twice as big as my foot, thinking I was really something special.
I think back to when life - my life at least - was so much more simple. Simplicity is such a wonderful thing. I grew up fast, forced to grow up fast, but I can't complain. Life takes you where you need to be, and I don't mind taking on responsibilities that most people twice my age don't even do. My child-like tendencies aren't on the extreme level, but I still watch little kid's shows and i still like to get a cookie every now and then.
Most people think that childish behavior is quite... well, childish. And i feel bad for those people who think that because there is nothing wrong with relaxing a bit and acting like you did when you were little. Acting like that is annoying though, but every once and while is just fine. Everyone would be much more relaxed if they weren't so uptight all that time. I even would go as far as to say that acting like a kid might even keep you younger longer. More refreshed and energized. More like life is easier to deal with... Just like childhood.