Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm never too old to be a kid

Every once in a while I have to take a moment and do something silly, just to be a kid again. (If you catch yourself laughing or making fun of me for it, you need to do it more often. That means you are too uptight, and getting too old.)

A few days ago I read this post from Amy's blog. On my way home tonight it popped into my head and got me thinking about when I was a kid how much I liked to dress myself, just like Eva Grace.

My mom actually caught me standing on a chair next to my chest of drawers one morning holding my socks up to my shirt to make sure they matched before dressing for preschool. I can actually remember doing that, too. :-) However, I also remember how I had a pair of shoes, watermelon print Keds to be exact, (Oh yes, I was a child of the '80s!) that I always insisted on wearing on the wrong feet. I can remember telling people that tried to help me correct the mistake, "Oh, but they are more comfortable this way."

That got me thinking, again. (Can you tell I'm easily sidetracked?) Was it really more comfortable, or was that the 'never-ever-admit-I-am-wrong' gene kicking in really early? (Yes, I promise that is a gene. They just haven't figured out which one it is yet.) So, I decided to do an experiment. Before I got out of my car to get my mail tonight, I slipped off my shoes and switched them around. Yes, they really were more comfortable that way, and it was fun to be a kid again even if it was just for a few minutes while I got my mail and drove up my driveway. :-)

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thanks for the clarity in why Eva Grace must wear her shoes on the wrong feet. She definatly has the never-admit-i'm-wrong gene, it's right in there with the don't-give-a-flip gene.