Be a Grown Up Kid

This is a fun article from Mark’s Daily Apple. Sometimes you just need to have fun and stop being such a grown up. The responsibility that comes with growing up and being an adult can be stressful and we could all use a little break once and a while. It just might be good for you!

“As children, we live closer to our instincts. Yes, there’s the humorous and rather unfortunate side to this – like the time you ate an entire bag of Twizzlers and threw up all over your great-aunt’s carpet. In addition to the plethora of bad decisions (as if adults don’t make those too), however, there’s the extravagant daring and that amazing, irrepressible exuberance.

As adults, we might know better than to gorge on dye #40, but we’re tripped up by other things. We become distanced, detached from our instincts. The responsibilities, the schedule, the expectations surrounding our culture’s take on maturity can cast us out of the land of exuberance. It’s like we get gradually diverted to a boring Interstate stretch after traveling the scenic route. The road is efficient, utilitarian and might have nicer rest stops, but it often feels like a major letdown. What does it take to find our way back to the panoramas? What are the things we never should’ve stopped doing in the first place? I hope you add your own to the list. Let me throw out a few I’ve been thinking of today.”……

Read the rest of the article here:

16 Things You Should Have Never Stopped Doing

Kevin and I brought out our inner children on the last snow day. We made a blanket fort in our family room and then watched a movie in it.

Kevin and I brought out our inner children on the last snow day. We made a blanket fort in our family room and then watched a movie in it.

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