Laughing and playing like the world will never end. Running around in your superhero cape or dress-up clothes.
Looking at your mommy and wishing that you were as pretty as her. Dreaming to wear that red lipstick or bright nail polish. Watching your daddy shave and lift heavy stuff. Hoping to be as strong as him one day.
Just an innocent little kid waiting for the day when you're big enough to drive around a real car or do your own make-up.
Then 10 years passes by like the wind, and you're a teenager learning how to fit in and get through life's crazy stuff.
And did I mention innocent above? Oh yeah I did...There are so many things that we don't know as little kids. We don't know what drugs or alcohol are, we don't know that bullying even exists in school, or what suicide even is. We think guns are things that cowboys use in the wild west not a common weapon, or that music in the world can be so obscene.
And it's hard and frustrating, good and awkward, humorous and exciting. We just have to make wise decisions and live in the moment. Realize that no matter what we go through will pass and we will grow to become mature people.
And sometimes I pretend that I'm a little kid again with no internet access, playing Barbies in my room with my little sister, or swinging with the wind in my hair. But to live without pretending is to take the hard challenges straight on and crush them!
Deep down inside we're still that little kid...Just a bigger version wishing to go back in time.