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Friday, March 12, 2010

Growing Up - March Blog Chain

It is once again time for the monthly AW Blog Chain. I just joined these last month and I had a ton of fun so I figured I'd try it again.

This month's topic? Growing up. Had to jump on this subject as I have a whole lot to say. ;-)

Let me say right off the bat... .*sings* I don't wanna grow up cus I'm a Toys-R-Us kid

Seriously, I don't. But who does though right? Growing up and realizing you're an adult is no fun. BUT, being an adult doesn't necessarily mean no fun anymore. Yeah, there are more responsibilities when you become an adult, but there's also more fun in some cases.

Me though, I have the mind of a teenager and I could care less. I laugh at everything, I goof around a lot, I'm more than a little weird, and I get excited very easily. That's what I love about my life though. I am responsible but at the same time I still have fun. I can't imagine going through life without any of the above traits, that quite frankly annoy people I know to no end. *shrugs* The way I see it, you can't deal with my sometimes childish humor/behavior, you're not worth my time. I'm not going to walk around all serious all the time. You have to have some fun in life or you'll go nuts.

I have three nephews ranging from 3 to 11 and I run around the house with them like I'm just one of the kids. It's fun to play with them, and all my friend's kids too. I don't have kids of my own so I cherish the time I spend around other people's kids. Watching them grow up is one of my guilty pleasures. Even though they're not my children, I'm very proud of them when I see them.. how do I put this... just becoming the people they are. I hope that makes sense. I don't think I'm explaining myself very well on this matter. Put simply, I love watching even the smallest things, down to their different day to day activities.

Now, when I think about my childhood, I always smile. We may not have had the newest clothes, electronics, etc. like those around us, but we always made the best of what we did have. I grew up with three older brothers (two of them being step-brothers) so I was a bit of a tomboy. Still am actually. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Not only did it, quite frankly, keep me protected from people of the male persuasion (there are benefits to being the little sister and only girl), it toughened me up. I think I can handle a lot more because of their influence. Also they exposed me to things I doubt I otherwise would have gotten the chance to participate in. For instance, all three boys did Boy Scouts when they were younger. Being the (at times) spoiled child that I was, I was allowed to go on their outings with them. This also had to do with the fact that my mom was a Den Mother, and step-dad helped sometimes, for the local Boy Scouts and they found it pointless to get a babysitter for me when I was too young to stay at home alone. The point is that I have those experiences to take with me throughout life.

I had a ton of fun with my brothers when we were growing up. After my mom divorced and it was just me, her, and my older brother, I think it got even better. Then my brother and I started getting along better, we had more of the same friends, we fought a lot less. So, the remaining years where it was just the three of us left their mark on me as well.

Like I said before, I'm still childlike in many ways. I don't think there's anything wrong with that though. Life is too short to not get in touch with our inner child once in a while, let go of all the stress and worry, and just have fun.


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  1. I know that song! ;) But my kids don't! :( Wah! :) Love your post and love that you got to "do" boy scouts. :) You know? It's those experiences that make it all worthwhile. :) Kudos to "staying" young and having fun!

  2. Yes, watching kids become themselves (and I do know exactly what you mean) is a joy. And, as a mother of two girls, I've been astounded to discover that their personalities were there from day one. Completely destroys the "blank slate" theory. They have always been themselves since the day they were born and I've love watching those selves grow and mature.

  3. "I'm not going to walk around all serious all the time. You have to have some fun in life or you'll go nuts."

    I full heartedly agree with this comment. I've got a weird sense of humour and I tend to laugh at things that aren't even funny and being quirky and weird is just too much fun.

    You are right, Sneaky Devel, you can't go through life being serious all the time. Life is just to short to not enjoy.

    Here's to being young at heart:)

  4. It's the best part about having kids - having someone to goof around with! Now if only I could get the same amount of energy I had when I was little...

  5. Being an adult has its moments. But I think kids have it the best.

  6. Me I think adults have way more fun than children--but one reason for that is because we can most of the fun children have as well as plenty of other stuff!

    Mind you, my childhood sucked so maybe my vision is skewed (not that I was abused or anything--just unhappy).

  7. A light heart is a young heart--I thoroughly subscribe to this belief. Allowing yourself to be silly and able to laugh is the greatest gift you can give yourself AND your loved ones.

    Sounds like you had a great childhood.

  8. I'm a big kid myself. I think it helps me in understanding my own kids and keeping young.

  9. It is nice that you have such a good relationship with your brother. Many poeple dont have this luck.

  10. Oh my word I've been humming that song while reading everyone's posts. hahahaha

    Great post sharing a great childhood.