Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Oh, to be a child

Sunday afternoon-Nora playing with Charlie's DS. She's not asleep, I just couldn't seem to get a picture of her with her eyes open. I love her crossed legs.

Anne Marie somehow got Henry to sit and tickle her feet. He seemed bored, but he kept doing it.

I remember thinking how hard life was when I was a kid. I couldn't do what I wanted, I had to listen to grown ups, my mom wouldn't buy me the Strawberry Shortcake bedroom set.....

And now I would give anything to have all my cares and worries gone for just one day. And not just pretending, to really not have them, for just a day.

There are some great things about being a grown up-getting married, having kids, college. But some of the annoying things about being a kid come with it too.

I listen to my children worry about friends, clothes, being embarassed. And guess what? I worry about those things too. Those things haven't left me just because I'm an adult.

The sad thing is that we can never see how good we have it until that time in our life has passed. I know when I'm old and gray haired, I will look back and laugh at the things I worried about in my 30's.

Wouldn't it be nice to stop worrying about it now? Maybe that's the secret to being a kid and an old lady, it's not that things aren't there to worry about, it's just that they've mastered the art of not worrying.

They just let it go.

Hmmm, maybe I can too.


  1. Dear Sweet Amy, You have hit the nail on the head. But being able to let the problem things not get us down is hard. Both myself and Jeff feel the trouble but our inner younger self can push it out of the way most of the time. That is how we stay so funny! It is also sometimes a bother when others want us to be all worried and they think we don't care; we do, but as Alfred E. Newman said "what, me worry". Just work on it a little at a time. Don

  2. Amy, If i can do it (most days) you can too!!! It is very freeing :)


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