Friday, August 1, 2008

The Next Generation

If you're making a big deal out of Tavi being 12 then you'll probably being making a big deal out of this wee one too.

Adie is FOUR and she posts her polaroids and thoughts on her blog with the help of her mom who has an equally awesome photo blog.


If I could choose, I would want to stay four and be in preschool forever. And not just for the naps, but because of how honest they are, their fresh perspective on life, and their carefree attitude. They also have so much energy for such little bodies. I was at the dentist the other day and this boy wearing bright blue rainboots was running around and another girl was standing on a chair belting out the alphabet. I wanna run and sing at the top of my lungs while wearing blue rainboots. But what's stopping me (and everyone else) from doing it? We've been told to sit still, use our inside voice, and to dress practically.


I'm at least thankful that my mom has always let me pick my own clothes out, even if I put together outfits as seen in the first pic.

I don't really know what I'm trying to get at, but lately I've just been feeling weird about life and wish I could return to simpler times when I didn't have to worry about life and didn't have so many preconceived notions about everything. All this thinking may have to do with me turning 21 soon and trying to make sense of it. Because what is a birthday? Another year, another day... What is age? I feel like I've been 21 since high school. I feel like those mean old mommys that judge everyone and tell you how to live your life. I feel like a helpless toddler that's only goal is to bother you and make you laugh. I feel like a hermit that likes to stay home and not talk to people.

I guess it's all how you look at it...

8 comments:

Times of Glory said...

Hi, I think deep down we are still big kids... maybe with more responsibilities now! Sweetie, you are right. It depends on how you look at it. Age is just a number not a problem... so I hope we can keep our youth forever :)

Farren said...

whoa. it's really crazy how you just explained exactly how i feel. like a mean mom. a helpless toddler and a hermit. ugh. =/ i've really been in a weird mood as well. i feel slightly crappy. and the whole life thing is just... i don't know. but, i hope things look up for you! and i hope things look up for me! and i hope we both see the glass as half full soon. haha.

and yeah i was at vampire weekend! how weird. lol.

Nay'Chelle said...

a 4-year old photo blogger. Never thought I'd see the day. haha.

Anna said...

ah! thats so cool!
i wrote a post about it myself just now, i linked you in it.
:)

carrie / wishwishwish said...

wow, she is great! thats so sweet!
x

Cammila said...

I know that the cold, hard realities of life have to creep into our consciousness, but I still think we can remain kids. I still squeal "DOG!!" when I see somebody walking a dog down the street!

miss a. said...

Hahaha, I totally spent an hour browsing through both of sites at work today. I especially love Adie's polaroids, but I don't like how she ends everything with "that's all." I mean, as a parent, wouldn't you want to embellish on her intellect by changing it up a bit and possibly making it sound more erudite? Maybe that's just me. :)

KATLIN said...

Good to know that there are people that are feeling the same way. Like Peter Pan said, "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up. Not me!" :)