Sunday, May 12, 2013

ladybugs and rainbows.

Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)

sometimes i sit and watch the children at work as they dig for rollie pollies and run and play tag. their excitement over ladybugs and butterflies. and a simple ice cream sandwich. "ms. ashley, ms. ashley! look what i found!" the simplicity of playing with dominoes. of coloring a rainbow. of pretending to read a book to an imaginary class before them. 

that is what i miss. the innocence. the basic things that fill their days. 

when we are children, all we want is to grow up and drive. to have responsibility. to be able to decide when we get to go out. when we have to go to bed. 

and then we do grow up. and that responsibility we wanted becomes about bills and rent. and choosing toilet paper over a new toy. and driving means gas. and going to bed means getting up for work the next morning.

i miss the simplicity of being a child. sometimes when life gets to be too dang much, i just want to go look for rollie pollies and ladybugs. and worry about who my best friend is rather than how to pay the bills.

i miss that time.


LWLH said...

I miss that time too.
Oh to be innocent and naive again.

Mason's Mama said...

I love this post. So raw. So true.

Sonya said...

ah yes! I see this with my kids. Colton is constantly saying when I get bigger I am gonna do...whatever he might want to do at that moment. All I want to do is keep them little and innocent for as long as I possibly can before they have to grow up and go off into the real world, this harsh cruel real world!