The joy of acting like a kid again

I often hear teens and adults say they miss being a kid. They miss mostly playing all day not having a care in the world beyond the day’s drama on the playground. I have this wish to be a kid again sometimes, but most of the time I don’t think this. That’s because I don’t think we really ever have to give up getting to act like a kid.


I still love coloring, swinging from monkey bars, and watching Disney movies (just watched Up!) Sometimes when I get together with a friend we will get out the coloring books or go to a playground. Sure I also have to study for exams and remember to pay rent but why should we have to choose between either fun or responsibility? I find I’m most relaxed when I make sure to make time for both. We can’t avoid our worries forever but it doesn’t hurt to laugh and play around for a few hours like a kid to give yourself a well-deserved break.

Having simple fun is a healthy part of life. Don’t forget to take a little time to act like a kid again. You’d be surprised how much less daunting responsibilities feel afterwards. Whenever I get very stressed I’m going to work hard to make sure I remember to do this and to get some laughter into my life.

What silly fun or adventure are you going to have today?

“Adventure is out there”



3 thoughts on “The joy of acting like a kid again

  1. I can’t think of anything worse than going back to childhood, probably because mine was awful, but you are right about acting like a kid! My Husband and I are always watching kids movies, we have a house full of “toys”, we are consistently being told we haven’t grown up by family and friends. I think it helps that we haven’t had children, the responsibility gene hasn’t been activated so while everyone else we know our ages now have 1-4 kids we are acting like them!

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