Thoughtful Thursday: We Never Really Grow Up

21 Jun

thoughtful thursday_never grow up“We never really grow up. We only learn how to act in public.”

“Men”. That’s the one word I would use to sum up this quote. And I say this with less of a “tsk tsk” and more with a bout of jealousy that men seem to get this so right! What a relief to not twitch every time I see an item of clothing on the floor or a dirty mug left on a side table. Come to think of it…if I were a man, those items would probably be invisible to my boy lenses. What bliss!

Just for one day, I’d like the ability to wee outdoors without having to squat, to fart and receive a “good one”, to burp and not be shunned, to play soccer on the beach and not be worried about popping out my bikini, to have a round of golf and not even talk about my kids, to sit in front of the TV and not notice that the dogs are eating the cat right off my lap.

But I don’t think I’ll get any of that right any time soon. So I guess I’ll be satisfied with being able to scream like miss Muffit when I see a big, hairy spider; to pretend I’m a mermaid when I swim in the sea, dress like a fairy on summery days, and believe that I really am a lost princess; to throw tantrums when my favourite heels break, and to jump up and down 50 times and giggle like a little girl when my best friend falls in love, gets married or falls pregnant.

I guess girls never really grow up either!

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