Do you Still Live the Child Within You?

@thesids (22359)
Bhubaneswar, India
September 25, 2010 12:21am CST
This is inspired by a thread started by Albert Whisker and the original can be found here - http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2402724.aspx - Look for the pics and discussion in my reply and its responses. I feel that as we grow in age, the innocence that we have within us gets killed and we rarely live like a child any more. However. I have managed to keep some of my "child" instincts with me and I still like doing things like a child on some occasions - I love getting drenched in the rain, playing in the rains/mud, just letting it go when it comes to cartoons(Tim and Jerry- I still love watching those), and a lot more. Do you still believe in this? I mean do you still try doing things (ok maybe sometimes) to live that child within you? Please Share. Thanks. Sids.
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
25 Sep 10
There was also something else I loved doing as a child apart from playing in the rain and mud. I remember on many occasions while looking DIY 3D toys and jigsaw puzzles for my sons I end up buying one for myself too. Love to relive the child within.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Sep 10
Thats really great of you tomitomi. I had mentioned this earlier that you are an ideal parent and your kids are really blessed. I would keep this idea of getting some games for me too when we have kids and yes, I would too look forward to relive my child with my child. I play with those DIY toys when I am at my dad's place with my brothers' boy though many a times we start quarreling and my mom yells - Grow Up Sid. You are not a kid anymore... But I love that part too. Cheers, Sids.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
25 Sep 10
Love what your mom said and your response. Well, It's still a wonderful experience after all these years. We should as it makes us equally happy.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
18 Oct 10
Hi thesids! Glad you like my comment. Thanks for the br award.
@johnpillai (2083)
• Germany
27 Sep 10
Now i am in my forties. When i am alone with my husband and when he is in a happy mood, i behave like like a small girl. dancing, singing, hoping, running and fighting. when i am happy i feel like a small girl.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
27 Sep 10
Hi john, Thats exactly what I love in people. Dont you think that this small act of yours not only re-enlightens you up but also rekindles the feelings of love and happiness between you two? This is the best thing that the child in us does. I am really happy to know this small secret of yours. I would implement this one with my wife for sure and hope this would re-fresh our relationship that seems to be going good at the moment. Thanks for your sharing of the secret and showing me a way to walk on. Regards, theSids
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 10
I guess yes, sometime i kick water around the ground when raining, sometime also take umbrella and wake out in rain,sometime,topless walk around the garden when raining while smoking haha.Yes when in playground will sit on the swings and also like to play play with toys in the children toy department.Haha.However, don like tom and cherry instead something more adult like simpsons and south park.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 Sep 10
I think it's important for us to keep the child in us alive. We need to keep that spark of imagination and expression. it can see us through a troubled time.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Sep 10
Thanks for your sharing the idea. I agree that many a times, being a child helps in different ways. Regards, Sids.
@pinoycity (422)
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
You should or you'll go crazy. The child in you is what keeps you sane. This is what keeps you going.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Sep 10
True to my knowledge too. Cheers, Sids.
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
Hi! Yes, I still do. I have a nine year old daughter and we play her toys during weekends, and it is facinating to know that I don't just play with her for the sake of playing, but that I'm still having the satisfaction of playing with paper dolls, of changing its clothes from one outfit to another, and would you believe I even have my own set. By doing this, Im already having my quality time with my daughter and Im keeping myself from stress. Have a nice day! twinkle
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Sep 10
Hi twinkle. I believe that this is the beauty of life. It gives you chances to relive. The feelings of joy that you relive your child with your child would be really a wonderful experience because I too felt this quite a number of times with many children I have met. We are yet to have any kid as of now. Regards, Sids.
@Sidoghosh (174)
• India
25 Sep 10
Hey Sid, To be honest I still have that naughty kid in me that ,Playing pranks on my compatriots at office , watching anime like dragonballz,naruto,beyblade and batman/superman/justice league cartoons and movies.Hooking up my PS3 and playing mortal kombat or smackdown vs raw 2009.I still do have that kid in me and to be honest,I dont want it to wither away with age.
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Sep 10
Great thought Sid. I wish you are able to maintain and keep that child within you surviving for long. Mortal Kombat... I wish to play that Mortal Kombat Vs DC but unfortunately that is not available on the PC platform and I dont want to invest in that XBox or PS things as I know that once I have any of those, I would be sucked deep within and that would ruin me surely this time... I have already survived the Project IGI v1 and II. Have a great weekend, Sids.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
I still play games, but more on video games. Cartoons, yeah, because I have a 5 yo kid who watches cartoons all the time. But I do enjoy watching it too. But about playing in the rain/mud, I can't do that anymore specially in the city . We play in the beach or swimming pool instead whenever we take vacations!
@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
25 Sep 10
Hi damned_dle, It is really a great feeling when we start re-living our childhood days with our children. Though I do not have any of my own yet, I still enjoy this feeling with the kids at the orphanage (where I visit whenever i can) and my brother's boy aged 6. Good to know that you still live out the child in you! Regards, Sids.
• Indonesia
25 Sep 10
I still do, maybe to much even, I'm still very much excited when I enter a toys r us. And the cartoons, oh I love cartoons and anime, playing computer games to.
• United States
18 Oct 10
My mom called me an old soul. I honestly don't remember the innocence you speak of. I was born stubborn and now I see wise too I guess. I am more happy now than I ever was as a child.