adidasred16 (adidasred16) wrote in coffee_spoons,

What happened to our childhood? What happened to running around the yard and under the sprinkler in just a bathing suit? What happened to picking up worms and playing with ants on the sidewalk? What happened to running through puddles and playing in snow? When did it all become such a responsibility? When did eating too much candy start to bring about more problems then rotting out teeth? What happened to the days of playing with Play Dough and making Easy Bake Oven cakes? I want my perfect world back -- the world in which after school snacks consisted of coolies and milk, not dinner before work. The world where everyone seemed so big and I felt so little, but powerful, all at the same time? When did parties turn from places to eat Happy Meals and play with friends into places to get drunk? When did cooties become obsolete, and STDs become more of a problem?

Where did nap time and snack time and show and tell go? Why do I have to sit through Calculus instead of learning my numbers all over again? Since when is coloring not a subject in school?

This all happened so fast and everyone grew up around me, but I'm still a child at heart. I always will be, and in a way that scares me, but in many other ways, it's comforting. I don't want to grow up. Crayons and markers will always be so much cooler than red and black pens. Law and Order and ER can never beat Saturday morning cartoons and Nick at Nite. Temporary Care Bear tatoos could never be beat by real tatoos, no matter what they are.

E-mail and instand messenger will never be able to replace play dates and tag in the park. Why does race play any role in anything in life? When did drugs become anything more than Dimetapp and Benadryl? What happened to the pink bubblegum medicine?

I've decided I want to stay five forever. I've also realized I can't, and I think that's a major part of growing up. Learning when you can lay back into that 5 year old mentality, and when it's time to snap out of it.
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