…You know you want to
Photo Credit- My little cousin’s fantastic kindergarten teachers.
This is for all those who remember the little details of their growing years which play a great part in the creation of the adults they are today.
Things are much different these days but we all remember the little bits that stayed with us and molded us; seemingly insignificant things like spending recess running around in the rain; hurrying home from school to catch the 4 o’clock cartoon line-up; rehearsing your school debate in front of mum, dad and the siblings. Remember when you had a weekly re-think of what you wanted to be in future? Some of us went from footballer to doctor, musician, teacher, lawyer, actor and all sorts of professions. Our parents must have enjoyed raising us.
Wild and competitive bouts of ’10-10′, catcher and table soccer were daily highlights and one of the best feelings in the world was simply enjoying the feel of a Ribena straw against your lips. I remember the days when we didn’t try too hard to hold on to anything, except maybe a stick of candy (that nature has sure been replaced with a ‘full-on hustle’ mode over the years).
We the young adults of today are the last generation of kids to watch cartoons before they became ‘sexy’ and we played with the less sexual versions of baby dolls. Innocence was treasured and ignorance was bliss. We were children at a time when being a child was easy and the term ‘child’ existed in its natural state. The birds and the bees were just beautiful creatures from Noah’s Ark. It was a time when children grew up gradually and innocence lasted much longer than eight years.
As you ignore today saying “it’s for kids”, remember when it was one of the best days of your life and you wouldn’t stop whining until a trip was arranged to ‘Fantasy Land’ or ‘The Amusement Park’.
We are not kids anymore but we should look back on the days of our innocence with gratitude to God for a childhood well spent while saying a prayer for kids today who are suffering all sorts of abuse and lack. Above all, we should all resolve to get back that purity of heart that so endeared us to God back when we were children.
“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” Mark 10:15.
Happy Children’s Day y’all!