Remember when life was simpler? Fairies were hiding under trees, Trolls lived under bridges, moms kisses could make any wound heal, trees seemed taller, days were longer, the wind blew sweeter. The smell of fresh cut grass takes you back to those sweet memories of summers spent outdoors. Memories of mom letting you lick the beaters from the big bowl of cookie dough. Too often we get so wrapped up with day to day grind that we miss these moments we could still be having, even as adults.
Like having jelly smeared from ear to ear from your PB&J that was cut in a perfect triangle…or…
Sloppy puppy dog kisses
The shock of jumping into an ice cold pool
The fear and joy of learning to ride a bike for the first time
Going down the same slide countless times, and each time being just as fun as the first
Ability to morph into Luke Skywalker when opportunity presents itself
The wind hitting your face as you speed down a hill for the first time on 2 wheels
Seeing life one day at a time
Laughing till your sides ached
Chucking a snowball into the air with the cold sting lingering on your hand
Dirty hands didn’t matter
Dad had superpowers
And a little body paint could turn you into the fiercest warrior
We all tried to grow up so quickly and we look back and wish we had stayed kids longer. But who is to tell us that we can’t be little kids again. Grab your swords or your TuTu, throw on some body paint or a tiara and slip back into the carelessness of being a child…even if it’s just for a minute. I promise i won’t tell.