2011-06-29 “Tag, You’re It!”

I received a lot of positive comments on last week’s “Life in the Sandbox” musing.  Two common things I heard were “never underestimate the power of having children around you” and “you’re never too old to play”.  It reminded me of an e-mail that one of my friends sent me a long time ago entitled “My Official Resignation”.

“I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.  I have decided that 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 ripples with rocks.  I want to think M&M’s are 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 hot summer’s day.  I want to return to a time when life was simple…when all you knew were colours, multiplication tables and nursery rhymes and 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 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 cheque book, my car keys and my credit card bills.  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!