Anyway, just for fun, here are a few of the things that I've done lately or want to do, that I've thought to myself, "This would be a lot less weird/more acceptable if I had a child with me."
1. Listening to Disney music on Pandora while I do housework. Please don't judge. Haha...it brings me to a happy place, and makes cleaning much more fun! You should probably try it sometime ;-)
2. Watching Disney movies. I have been dying to see "The Princess and the Frog," but have been too embarrassed to rent it at Family Video! A child would make this a totally acceptable movie selection. Although I will probably eventually watch it anyway ;-) Oh, and I can't forget about how Luke and I went to see Toy Story 3, 3D and all, on our anniversary. Definitely would have been a little less embarrassing if we had had a child or two in tow!
3. Going to The Walt Disney World Resort. I want to go here more than anywhere else in the world (well, besides maybe Universal Studios Florida, to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. See? there's another one right there). I want to go now, just as badly as I wanted to go when I was 8.
4. Going to the zoo. I do this anyway, usually every other year or so. But I have to say, it is a little more fun when I get to go with a class full of third graders on their field trip.
5. The National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. It's just a few hours from where we live, and I have a few friends who have been there. It looks amazing. But again, I would feel a little weird there unless I was bringing someone under the age of 10 with me :-)
6. Reading the Harry Potter series. I am doing this right now, and am currently in the middle of The Prisoner of Askaban. I know the HP books can be controversial in the Christian community. I don't plan on letting my children read them when they are super young, but I think they are truly fun books if you give them a chance! Purely make-believe. I don't really see a child becoming interested in witchcraft from reading these books. I used to think they were "bad," until I had to read one for a children's lit. class in college. I guess I was literally judging a book by the cover and what I had heard about it. ha! But anyway, if you read them you will probably understand. I think it would be super fun to read through the books with my kids when they are old enough (probably when they are preteens). Anyway, I could go on about this forever, but I'll just leave it at this: I feel sort of funny enjoying them as much as I do at 25 years old!
So while I do indulge in most of these things now, it will feel more "normal" when I have kids. Which is part of the reason why I can't wait! Haha.
What kind of "childlike" things do those of you without kids let yourselves indulge in? I can't be the only one, right?!