Life truly is a cycle. As proof of this we spend the beginning and end of our lives in a very similar manner; we go out of this world in much the same way we came in. There is a lot of confusion and adjustment, but there are also some great moments. In a lot of ways toddlers and the elderly have it all figured out. There is, of course, a paradoxical reason for this but it leads to the same result: living life with a lot more freedom and self-assurance. As mature and responsible adults we would be a lot happier if we could just follow some of the same guidelines they do.
- Their outfits are often questionable
- They forgot why they were upset in the first place
- They fall/run into things
- When they get hurt, it is a significant issue
- They change their minds all the time
- They are absolutely convinced they are “right” and you are “wrong”
- They are outspoken and blunt
- They occasionally have potty accidents
- They pick their nose right in front of you
- They just don’t give a F-uck
- They tell long and confusing stories
- They are adorable
- They require close attention (at all times)
- They become fixated on certain things (Doc McStuffins, a hairbow, a booger in their nose, your fat stomach)
So, the next time your kids are driving you insane, or you have heard a story from your Grandma for the eightieth time, just think to yourself: this will someday be me again. I will have the freedom to act anyway I choose, it is the gift for making it all the way through adult-land.