Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional

Grown-ups tend to lose their childish imagination somwhere along the path to adulthood.

Swinging takes up time we don’t have, playing cars turns into the mundane rush hour drive and rainy days are spent bitching about how it’s time for summer to hurry along…

WOW, being an adult sounds kind of boring when put like that doesn’t it?

I think that’s where parents have the upper hand (well most anyway) because our kids remind us that anything is a toy and everything brings delight and joy. A wooden block is a car or a spaceship, a construction site is a giant jungle gym, blankets and chairs make the best tents and puddles were left behind by the gods to apologise for argueing…

You don’t stop playing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop playing.



3 thoughts on “Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional

  1. I want to stay “young”. On the weekend I suggested putting on our wellies and rain coats and going splashing in puddles. Mr OL nearly had a heart attack and said stuff like that is only for summer… Oh please! Where is the fun in that???

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