In the early morning hours of this fine December day, I was helping my husband get ready for work. For a second I caught a glimpse of us both as kids as we got his lunch and supplies ready. It was an odd feeling and made me wonder at what point did we stop getting to be kids and be officially grown ups.
Now, Hubbie and I are both fun-loving and like things that I would say most people our age grew out of long ago. I think this helps us stay young at heart and still be able to enjoy the little dumb things that are unimportant but entertaining nonetheless.
For example, I don't know another almost 40 year old woman that would admit to still watching anime. I will admit it. I watch it daily. Anime wasn't a thing while I was growing up, or at least not in rural Tennessee where the majority of people didn't have cable or satellite. I wasn't introduced to the genre until after Hubbie and I were married and he showed me Dragonball Z. 17 years later and now we're both still watching anime.
We both also love getting little surprises in the mail. I order "crap" boxes from a couple of websites and both of us get super anxious and excited to see what awaits us when the UPS guy pulls up. Most of the time the stuff in the boxes is mostly useless but it is still thrilling not knowing what is coming. I actually am waiting on two such boxes to arrive and plan to wrap them up for Christmas. This is especially exciting because we usually tell each other exactly what we want or even pick it out ourselves so it is never a surprise. This Christmas morning, we are both going to be as excited as the kids to see what is under the tree!
Do you ever catch a glimpse of yourself still as a child? Does it ever strike you that at some point people started trusting you to take care of yourself and even other, smaller human beings? That's a little scary, lol.