Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Being a child :)

Sometimes I wish I was 5 again. Just because it's so simple to be 5.
Nobody tells you what chores you have to do.
You can pretty much have fun and sleep in Kindergarten.
Boys aren't a huge issue and you think of them more as friends than boyfriends.
Barbie is your best friend and she does whatever you want her to do.
I know I'm getting off topic if I bring this up, but in English we're reading The Little Prince. The book is about a man who thinks grown-ups are insane and he claims he will never act like them. The man is a pilot and one time while he's soaring in the sky, his plane crashes and he lands in the Sahara desert. He meets a little prince who lives on an asteroid and the little prince travels to different planets and meets six different grown-ups, all who are too busy with their occupations to take the time to enjoy the little things in life. (That was a very short summary of the story, and there are more elements to it. I strongly suggest the book for all ages.) These next quotes are from the book, I thought you might enjoy them.

"Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, 'What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?' Instead, they demand: 'How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?' Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him."

"If you were to say to the grown-ups: 'I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof," they would not be able to get an idea of that house at all. You have to say to them: 'I saw a house that cost $20,000.' Then they would exclaim: 'Oh what a pretty house that is!'

I think every grown-up has a 5-year-old inside them but they're too afraid to let it out.


  1. no sleeping in kindergarten, Vidra!
    I know what you are saying in this post, though
    everyone needs to remember what it's like being a child,
    and we all need to be a child once in awhile.:)

  2. Don't u remember the Berta's last night play in the yard. Acting like 5 yrs :)

  3. Isn't that the truth. I was just thinking about kindergarten the other day and how much I miss the simplicity of life. Back then you didn't having to wonder what each day would hold because all you cared about was blowing off the dandelion seeds and making a wish.