My Resignation…

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again.

I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four star restaurant.

I want to sail leaves across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my sister on a hot summer’s day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple, when all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes; but that didn’t bother you because you didn’t know what you didn’t know and you didn’t care. All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair; that everyone is honest and good. I want to believe that anything is possible.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simply again.

I don’t want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, kind words, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So, here’s my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements.

I am officially resigning from adulthood. And if you want to discuss this further, you’ll have to catch me first, cause. . .

Tag! You’re it.”

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5 Comments

  1. Jenn M. said,

    July 7, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Wouldn’t that be nice? I’d like to be able to put on my bathing suit and go swimming all day and never once worry about how I look in it. Remember doing that as a kid??

  2. JayMonster said,

    July 9, 2007 at 8:27 am

    I wanna stay out and play, “’til the streetlights come on”

  3. Dapoppins said,

    July 16, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    me too!

  4. your seester said,

    July 18, 2007 at 12:36 am

    Streetlights, schmeetlights — I wanna play until the lightning bugs come out, and then collapse on my bunk bed and sleep peacefully until someone reaches down from the top bunk and RUBS SOAP IN MY F***ING EYE…

    Scratch that. Maybe let’s just go back to the lightning bugs part. That was nice.

  5. Tee said,

    July 20, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    I love that one, and I’m totally “in” too 😉

    BTW, just wanted to let you know I’m having a blog contest again.

    The prize this time is a kid’s prize pack including 3 computer games.

    Good luck if you decide to enter!


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