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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

OFFICIALLY tendering my resignation as an adult!!!!!!!

To Whom it May Concern
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.

I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year old again.



I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
I want to play dodgeball at recess and paint with watercolors in art.
I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple.
When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care. All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible.

Somewhere in our youth, we matured and learned too much.
There are nuclear weapons, war, prejudice, and abused children. Lies, unhappy marriages, illness, pain, and death. A world where companies poison our water and our soil, and children kill.

What happened to the time when we thought that everyone would live forever, because we didn't grasp the concept of death? When the worst thing in the world was if someone took the jump rope from you or picked you last for kickball.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to return to the days when children played hide-and-seek outside instead of being glued to a television, when video games were as harmless as Pac-Man...instead of spine-ripping, blood-splattering mind numbing like Mortal Combat, and TV still had some shows on that weren't about sex, killing, and lies.

I remember being naive and thinking everyone was happy because I was. Afternoons were spent climbing trees and fences and riding my bike.
I never worried about time, bills, or where I was going to find the money to fix my car.
I used to wonder what I was going to do or be when I grew up, not worry about what I'll do if this doesn't work out.

I want to live simple again.
I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So...here's my checkbook , my car keys, my credit card bill, and my 401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause..."Tag! You're it!"

10 comments:

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

Just look as i don strech hand finish to collect the 401k statement na you do pojopojo 4 me....kai! *grinning*.... am tagged? sorry to say, me likey my adult life so much....heheeheee...i have a freedom to do WHAT SO EVER I LIKE!...lol.. tnx.

Onah said...

Lol...This is really nice!
I love it!!!

NakedSha said...

When...

My mother's wrapper and my father's presence solved ALL (EVERY SINGLE ONE OF) my problems.

But we grow up. And I look forward to my wrapper solving ALL of someone's problems too.

Nutty J. said...

Showme who to hand over the resignation letter to and I'm in

In fact I'll make three copies of my resignation letter...


And i'll frame my offer letterfor childhood again...so I can play:

- Police catch thief
- Ten Ten
- Game Box
- Catcher
...and eat as much calories as I can in one day...and sleep without thinking of the bllls

Again

Mena UkodoisReady said...

@ Nittygritty: lngkm! SO you dont get tired of being 'sensible' 24/7? lol. thanks girl oxo

Mena UkodoisReady said...

@ Onah: isnt it? I couldnt agree more! :)

Mena UkodoisReady said...

@ Nakedsha: well said but come on the life of a child is pure freedom! Thanks for stopping by x

Mena UkodoisReady said...

@ Nutty J: Ehen I knew you would get it!

Care for a game of 'tenten'?

:oD

Nutty J. said...

I dont mind at all... I'm sure I can still remember all the 'wayo' I use in winning at that game everytime

I gats skills oooo, no try me

Abraham Pearson said...

@ Nakedsha: well said but come on the life of a child is pure freedom! Thanks for stopping by x