When I grow up I have decided to be a "big kid" instead of an adult.
What made me decide to do this?
I watch my mom and dad and all of their friends have fun but I still think they are missing out on the good stuff kids get to do.....
I think there should be an option to grow up but still do kid things. This would make the world a better place because everyone would be having fun.
In the world of "big kids" everyone would get to do stuff like:
1. Play outside everyday. Don't just go outside, but kick a ball or hoola-hoop in the yard.
2. Of course when you are outside, you should invite friends over to play too! How about a skipping contest or see who can hop on one foot longer. That is sure to make you smile.
3. Definitely wear comfortable clothes. Sometimes I see adults wearing fancy clothes and high-heel shoes and they don't look happy. Soft, colourful clothes and sneakers are great for everyone.
4. Put a brush through your hair and then "go, go, go." Don't worry about it being perfect or looking "just right."
5. Play in the dirt. Go the the park and play in the sandbox or plant a garden and dig, dig, dig into the dirt. Get good and dirty and don't worry about messing up your clothes. We are all washable!
6. Do you have a pet? Play with your pet. If you have a cat or dog, take time to play with them or just pat them. Cats and dogs love people and will hug you if you hug them. Be kind to the furry people too!
7. Colour a picture. Take out your crayons and colouring book and make something pretty. Use lots of colours and be sure to put your name on the picture so you know who coloured it. And it's ok to colour outside of the lines, cause that's where life happens!
8. Laugh a lot. Find things that are funny and laugh. It's ok to laugh. It makes everyone around you laugh too!
9. Eat ice-cream and cake for breakfast and don't worry about being healthy. Ice-cream and cake have milk and eggs and good stuff all mixed in. So it is ok to eat them for breakfast, just not everyday.
10. Don't worry about money. If you remember that money does grow on trees and will show up when you require it, then it will all be okay. Remind yourself everyday that you will always have more than you require. If you think it, it will happen.
I am only 7 years old but I like these ideas. Growing up should be fun and not hard work. So I challenge everyone who reads this to pick something fun and do it everyday. You will see your world get much better. Like my mommy says "laugh, have fun, rest, and repeat."
- Sami FitzGerald