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Old 05-06-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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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 a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to think M&Msare better than money because you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hotsummer'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.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

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 and my car keys, my credit card bills 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."


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Old 05-06-2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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perfect! I'm next :)

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Old 05-06-2008, 08:36 AM   #3
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Thanks. You made me laugh.

A few years ago I lived as a successful adult. Long days, a ton of stress, a complex existence, with little time to enjoy the journey of life.

A variety of circumstances caused me to change. I resigned from the treadmill of adulthood.

Simple is better. Celebrate it!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:25 AM   #4
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Lets all do it (Some hope!!)

Great laugh thanks
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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Oh Dawn, that was great - thanks. Retirement is close. But you don't feel quite as nimble and agile as an 8-year old.
Saludos, Karen
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:04 AM   #6
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I laughed as well...Great post!
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:18 AM   #7
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Can we play hopscotch next?
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Will
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #8
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Buck says I've never grown up. I live in blissful ignorance of the adult world. Not really, but I give it my best shot.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #9
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Sure we can play hopscotch!! We'll play in the basement, I'll provide the sidewalk chalk and stones. ;)
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #10
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Bless you! That was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

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