But I don't want to grow up...

Japan
December 7, 2009 3:56am CST
My 6 year old nephew who was diagnosed with autism is known to be carefree and silent. I had once asked him what do he want to be when he'll grow up. He then replied "but I don't want to grow up." I was surprised by his answer and curiously asked him "why?." He shyly stared at my dad and said "Because when you'll grow up, you'll get old and grumpy." It made me laugh hard. I always though that kids only follow what grown-ups do and thinks that what all grown-ups do is always right. But this kid was quite different, I was amazed by his very keen observation and a very honest answer. Do you have experiences in which kids talks like if they were adults or when they just speak up their minds? I love it when kids say something funny.
5 responses
@yan_blue8 (1438)
• Philippines
7 Dec 09
Hi sachi! Kids usually never tell a lie. Its just funny what he have said to his grandpa. He was so honest and speaks like an adult and say what he saw. I remember one time when I watched a TV and there's a singing competition for the kids. Now, there's interview portion and when he was asked, what do you like when you grow up, the boy answered "A gasoline boy". People laughed at him and when asked why, he said so he will can be rich. I guess he noticed it everytime they drive through a gasoline station. What in the world he can think of such work can make him rich?
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
7 Dec 09
Kids by their very nature speak about what they feel and are honest. But as they grow up they learn how to act and fool the others. They learn it from the elders and that is how a person leads his life, through deception. I was quite matured and spoke very much like adults. Once when I was about 7-8 I asked my father to work hard and earn an amount which will be enough for both our generation and I will not have to work at all. I never really liked responsibilities, you know and I still do not like it. My father never really cared much about that wish I made and it seems like I will have to earn my whole life to keep myself alive. What a pity..!!
• Japan
8 Dec 09
People change as we grow up. I sometimes wish we still can be kids, with no fear and nothing to worry about.
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
10 Dec 09
I also wish that. But it just wont happen.
@cindy27 (130)
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
i do have a sped bro too. i really thank God for having him bcoz he always enlightens our family. they are gifts from above that make each one of us absolute joy just being with them, talking with them and living with them. they have charisma that i think much better with, regular people. yes they are really HONesT about everything and hearing them talking even negative reality about us makes a good,, pleasant & funny awakening for adults to think about.
• Japan
8 Dec 09
Yes we do thank God for these gifts like these kids. My nephew is different from ordinary kids. He might look like normal on the physical side but his intellect exceeds most, that's why he's special. Though he really requires special attention too. Kids are really precious and we love them.
@samwon (54)
• China
8 Dec 09
When I was a kid I always want to grow up,then I can do whatever I want .But when I grow up ,I always want to be a kid.People always want something they cant get.
• Japan
8 Dec 09
We adults would love to be kids again. So carefree and best of all, we got all the attention. I envy them.. hahaha
• China
8 Dec 09
Chindhood is my happiest life,now, when i thing the chindhood,I will say :I don't want to grow up,but it seen not possible.
• Japan
8 Dec 09
We all had good childhood memories. Our bodies can grow old but still we can act childish. lol!