Do you ever miss your childhood? The days when your only worry was to choose which toy you wanted to play with?
Ah, I miss those days.
Children are oblivious to real world problems. They don’t have to worry about taxes, bills, cooking, responsibilities, and all that junk. Little ones don’t even have to dress themselves! I barely want to change out of my pajamas.
I watch my kids and realize I’ll never be a kid, again. I’ll never get to play with toys without someone calling me a weirdo. I’ll never want to stay up late, and that is how you know you’re an adult.
I’ll tell you, I don’t like being an adult. My anxiety has made me want to throw myself on the floor and throw a tantrum, at times. Too much stress. Too much worry. Too many toys to pick up and not play with. No more chicken nuggets for me to steal off their plates. It just seems like all work and no play, right?
Well, you’d be wrong!
I have learned something from having children. Just because I am an adult, doesn’t mean I can’t have a little bit of childish fun, too. I do several things a kid would normally do.
My daughter watches “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and so do I. The idea of pastel-colored, talking horses is amazing, and I don’t care what you say. You learn those friendship lessons, Twilight Sparkle! You bake that cake, Pinkie Pie! Of course, there are so many adults who do watch this show, anyway. I used to make MLP plush toys in my spare time. They sucked, but at least you could tell what they were.
We bought my son a Nabi for his birthday. Bella already had one so, of course, he also wanted one. You know, because equality among siblings. Anyway, He and his sister were watching those YouTube videos where the people would just unbox toys. Silly, I know. While they were watching those videos, Dillon and I were playing with his other presents. Children these days are all about the electronics. I can’t lie, that Hot Wheels set was fun.
I don’t see a problem in acting like a kid from time to time. I play Pokemon Go. I also get mad at Dillon because he manages to catch more Pokemon than I do, but that’s a story for another day. Pokemon has come a long way since the days of Gameboy consoles.
For me, it’s a great escape from my anxiety. For even a minute or two, playing with Bella’s MLP figurines or Gabe’s Hot Wheels cars are therapeutic. It definitely helps with those overwhelmingly stressful days. I feel like I bond more with my kids when I do the things that they enjoy.
Christmas and birthdays are such good fun. Can’t wait to see what
we the kids get, this year.
P.S: I’ll have some news for my blog tomorrow! Stick around for the announcement! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this idea!