My Second Childhood

IMG_20150413_090655One of the most exciting things to me about having Mr. Sweetie in my life is the opportunity to relive childhood, but, this time, through the eyes and in the heart of a little boy. Toy stores, outdoor adventures, space aliens, and monkey pants; dance parties, penguin waddles, dirty feet, and pillow forts.

This is not to say that I wouldn’t be doing these things if he were a little girl; I did these things as a little girl myself. But it is being able to experience them again, from a tiny male’s perspective, that really appeals to me. And I don’t think, just because I have become a parent, that I have to always behave maturely, or like an adult. It’s like a free pass to incorporate playing into my everyday life, because having a kid is a lot of work, but, on the other side, it is a lot of fun, too!

Since Mr. Sweetie is about to be five months old (yes, five months! Wow!), the things that we do now are a little more demure. We go to parks and gardens, we go on walks with Grandpa and the dogs (Cheese and Homer), we dance, we sing, we play with squeaky crunchy rattly toys, but I know the day is coming soon that we will be an unstoppable force; climbing trees, discovering plants and animals, and digging around in the dirt together.

I would like to take this time to remind anyone reading (not just you mamis!) that life is full of chances to play, and not take ourselves too seriously. You don’t have to have a child to make this behavior a part of life; just because you are an adult, it doesn’t mean you have to be relegated to a life of being only sexy, or composed, or mysterious. Have some fun, and you may just inspire a bunch of other adults, who feel bored being expected to “behave” all the time, to come along! The things that so amaze and entertain us as grown-ups about children do not have to be things that we forget about later on. Wear a cape, make a funny sign, start a little mischief! All it takes is a little imagination, and that is something that lies, however dormant, inside of all of us.

 

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Mami

Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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