Friday, July 23, 2010

This Would be a Lot Less Weird...

I guess maybe I am still a child at heart. There are a lot of things that I love doing, but end up thinking to myself, "This would be a lot less weird if I had kids." Is anyone with me? ...I guess it's okay to be childlike. In the Bible it tells us we should be childlike in accepting Christ, after all! Life would be boring if we all acted grown up and serious all the time! I think as long as we are child-like, and don't cross over into immature, it is a good thing. Although, sometimes it's almost embarrassing and socially weird to enjoy some childlike things like I do!

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. brings me to a happy place, and makes cleaning much more fun! You should probably try it sometime ;-)
And while we're on the subject of Disney...

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?!

Happy Friday!


  1. Oh, kid movies aren't embarrassing at all! Derek and I love kid's movies, because they are fun and innocent and clean. Derek and I went to see Toy Story 3, all the Pixar films, the Princess and the Frog - all in the theaters, and we weren't embarrassed at all. So that one doesn't even count in my book.
    And I've been wanting to go to the zoo this summer! I think Derek and I will venture there sometime before September. We may go with my niece, but we may not, and we won't be a bit embarrassed if we don't.
    I love the idea of listening to Disney music while you work.

    I will sheepishly admit that sometime I find myself watching the Disney channel . . . now that might be one to be embarrassed about.

  2. Andrew and I have gone to Chuck E Cheese just the two of us before... and we went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D too. Just because we are adult without children doesn't mean we still can't enjoy childlike things. lol I think Andrew and I grew up with so many younger siblings that it just seems natural to still do those things even without little ones in tow. ;)

  3. I love the Disney Station on Pandora! I listen to it all the time!

  4. Don't worry! I do all those things too plus more! Minus the zoo part because I'm morally against them but otherwise enjoy yourself don't be embarrassed being free is what lifes all about! Remember to enjoy!

  5. I'm the same way! But you know, I think Harry Potter is totally acceptable for all ages! Don't be ashamed of that!


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