Sometimes, I just really love watching cartoons. And coloring. And eating mac and cheese with hot dogs while drinking from a juice box.
Sometimes I want to take a nap in the middle of the day. I don’t always want to share my prized possessions. I don’t always want to get along with the people who I’m forced to spend my time with.
We’re often told as adults that we should always keep our inner-child alive and never let them run away, but sometimes it’s difficult to remember that we don’t always have to be professional or do “grown-up” things like go to bed at a decent time or drink beer at 3 in the afternoon (okay…that’s just something I wish I could do, not something that adults have to do).
But lucky for me, I’ve never really found it difficult to hold onto that inner-child as I like to goof off and be silly whenever it pleases me. And honestly, I think we’ve got some pretty good chemistry going on.
For example, the movie “Frozen.” The four-year-old trapped inside of me loves the colors and the songs and everything about this movie. The twenty-four-year-old (okay..23…but I turn 24 next week!) counseling student that I am despises the film for a myriad of reasons which I will not get into because I’ve argued too many times about Elsa’s mental state……….phew…..dodged a bullet on that one…for now.
The point is, we can be the educated and intelligent adults that we’ve formed ourselves into, but we should let that silly child out every once in a while and look at our surroundings from that little kid’s lens. Perhaps we’ll learn something new about the lives we’re living.
So excuse me now while I finish watching “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” while I write critique on comprehensive ADHD assessments being used in college counseling centers. 🙂