Adult Visions – “I Wish my Grow would Stop!”

Adult Visions – “I Wish my Grow would Stop!”

Dress up and the idyll of childhood.
Dress up and the idyll of childhood.

As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?

Imagine I did not.

Adult and child were two different if parallel dimensions. I thought adults were kind of crazy, like when they chased after me, when I picked up a tiny barn mouse. I could not understand what all the fuss was about, the running, the shouting.

But for my eldest daughter, each new phase brought on acute anguish. I remember finding her sitting in the garden, crying that the dinosaurs were all gone. A deep realisation.

I remember too, her saying:

“I wish my grow would stop!”

Her childhood idylls slipping away were not happy moments.

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5 thoughts on “Adult Visions – “I Wish my Grow would Stop!”

  1. I have no children of my own, but I do have much younger siblings. When he was not quite three, I think, my brother Bryce had a similar dinosaur experience. At a museum exhibit, we had to explain to him that there weren’t any dinosaurs anymore. They were all dead. He had to know, “Who did it?”

    1. Hi Matthew thanks for sharing. For my daughter and for your brother, this is a pretty devastating moment, the realisation that they will never be again. Good question, asking “who did it?”

      1. Yes, but then I had to try to explain it. “No one did it.” I don’t think he believed that.

  2. Grown ups are strange creatures! I bet that barn mouse was really cute 😀

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