Jul 1, 2014

When I grow up, I want to be a baby

I've been watching lots of Hi-5 lately, and there is this song they sing which goes like this :
"When I grow up, I want to be like you...". They point to 5 year old kids while singing this.

It's a bit strange at first, but it actually makes perfect sense. When I grow up, I want to be a child!

In fact, I want to be a toddler or a baby.

I want to be amazed at everything. I want to feel the grass under my skin and be amazed. I want to walk on gravel, and pause after every crinkly sound I make, to savour it and be amazed.

I want to have a boo-boo magically made better by a kiss.

I want to forget yesterday's boo-boo, and go on as if it never happened. I want to be able to get so angry at someone, I scream and cry and rage, and then forget it ever happened and love them more than before.

I want to  have a smile so innocent and pure, it makes almost everyone, young and old, white and black, involuntarily smile when they see it.

When I get tired, I want someone to carry me.

I want to laugh, really laugh, with peals and peals of laughter that echo ringing bells.

1 comment:

  1. Me too :-)
    I have a 14 months old toddler and echo your thoughts completely.