Lately my 4-year old has been talking a lot about growing up. “Momma, when will I be a grown-up?” is a frequent questions she asks as well as, “How can I grow up faster?” I recall imagining being a grown up all the time when I was a kid. I couldn’t wait. And now here I am, all grown up, and really disenchanted by it.
Why is it that kids always want to grow up so fast and adults always say, “don’t be in such a hurry”?
Just now, my girl, having made herself a little stage, is singing at the top of her lungs to an imaginary audience. And I just caught the lyrics, “When I am a grown up, I can do whatever I want.”
And, that’s it, isn’t it? That’s why we want to grow up….so we can do whatever we want.
And there’s the sham. I am grown up, and now I have kids. And I hardly EVER get to do what I want.