Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On Growing Up

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I am an adult, and a reasonably happy one at that; I feel I have a lot going for me. Though certain aspects of the world around have a tendency to piss me off, I'm not depressed, and I generally have a positive opinion about my own life.

That being said, I do not want my kids to grow up.

Some parents wish for this because they don't want to lose the cuteness and innocence of a baby or a very young child, and I completely understand that perspective. I mostly didn't care about any babies before I became a father and now I'm smitten with my own and can appreciate the offspring of others.

However, this is not why I want my kids to stay young. I want that for them because I've never seen any adult get so happy and/or excited about the simplest things. You might ask then, why not just wish for them to keep that perspective as they age, but if as an adult they still had the same amazing sense of wonder, someone would probably think there is something wrong with them.