Saturday, October 11, 2008

Transcending Childhood...

My transformation from child to adult has been a very protracted work in progress.

I always had this preconceived idea that you only fully become an adult when you have your own children...but I have to say I'm actually starting to feel very Adult regardless-it's sort of become a rather firm and constant presence where as before the feeling was more like random, fleeting, sporadic bursts of visitation like that of enthusiastic tourists.


This card I pulled at Voice of the Angels sort of encapsulated this feeling...

4 comments:

Dina said...

I STILL don't feel like an adult.

Maybe it comes at different times for different people. And I think for some people it never comes at all. I think I'll end up being one of those people.

I did feel more adult-like when I had my own baby. AND I often feel like an adult when I'm with Jack--being all motherly and all. But once I'm back with my own parents and my sisters, I feel like I'm 13 again!

Shannanigans said...

I am not having kids...does that mean I have to be a kid myself forever??? Hmmm...I should move back in with my parents!

Besides, I know a lot of adults who are less mature than their kids. I like being somewhere in the middle of the two...not a child but not fully grown up!

mscherrylane said...

well I think some ppl can be a child forever unless they encounter something that forces them to grow up...having your own children is probably the most common reason...

Healingstones said...

I don't have children - but I still feel like an adult (and have done for quite a few years). I think it came when I moved away from home. At the same time, I think it is important never to lose touch with your inner child. That's the part of you that is fun-loving and spontaneous - I think we can be adults and still keep in touch with that.