Monday, October 30, 2006
Being a Kid
Sure. You have to face the upcoming teenage years. But we didn't know about them then. We just went with the flow. We didn't anticipate what would happen to us.
We rode our bikes all over the place without a care in the world.
We roller skated to our heart's content.
We didn't have to worry about what was for dinner. We only had to worry that it would be something we liked.
We didn't have to worry about making bill payments, or buying groceries on a budget. We just ate what was in the house, and consumed what was around us because we had no clue.
We played with our friends and didn't worry that someone else had more money than we did. That just meant they had the cooler toys.
We watched Saturday Morning cartoons with no reserve ... our parents could trust the content in them.
We went to school to have fun and learn. It was never a chore.
Recess time was the most liberating part of our day.
School programs were about presidents and animals and we sang cute little finger play songs.
We recited the Pledge of Allegiance by rote, never really understanding the price that was, and still is, paid for our freedom and ability to recite that Pledge.
In so many ways, adults look back to those times of childhood and wish that we could go back. Wish we could return with the knowledge that we have now and relive those years, fully appreciating what we had when we had it.
As I listen to the laughter of my youngest two children playing with water and soap in the bathroom sink, I relive those moments, and I savor every sight and every sound that is emitted in this house.
Because I am reliving my childhood ... just through my children's eyes.
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
The Brownies need your help!