Sunday, January 21, 2007

Its Been All Downhill


I realized the other day that the last 42 years of my life has been all downhill.

The OH and I went to a local elementary school function last week. It was neat seeing all these little ones running around. As I was looking at them, I realized they really own the world, not us. They have all their needs catered. They do not sweat jobs, bills, politics, or even the future. They are very much in the moment, and the moment is usually "GOOD".

What were we thinking? Growing up was not very smart! *G*

11 comments:

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

No, growing up was definitely a dumb idea, but an inevidible form of living, unfortunately!

Balloon Pirate said...

On the other hand, they can't eat dessert first, stay up late, ride a bike 100 miles, make love, or rent a car.

And they'll be where you are in 42 years.

yeharr

Jessica said...

As a cyclist, isn't the downhill part always the most fun?

Senor Caiman said...

Mal,

I'm happy you had a nice childhood.

I would never want to live my childhood again.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i know i look at my kids and think how innocent to everything they are..I only wish to be that stupid and nieve again..

United We Lay said...

I agree, but thwere are things we can do to make it a little less boring. You seem to do a pretty good job!

Freewheel said...

So True!

jj mollo said...

It wasn't that long ago that I spent a lot of time with my kids in the playground playing tag and "monster". I gotta tell you, I was living in the moment as much as they were. I was a good monster too. My kids are older, but I still have my moments.

I always refused to file for a birthday permit for my kids. Somehow, they managed to get one anyway. Every birthday, one more candle. Oh well.

Fantastagirl said...

I know what you mean, and as a 16 year old I just couldn't wait to grow up, have a job, a car, not have anyone tell me what to do etc...

Now, I just want to go back to elementary school when life was easy

Leesa said...

I hit my peak in the fifth grade.

sage said...

Agreed! We did have it easy then!