My wife has the same reaction to her nephew.
I’m sad I grew up. Every. Single. Day.
She’s on Tom Waits’ wavelength
Seems like folks turn into things
That they’d never want
The only thing to live for
Huffing Boing Boing
Is there a word for nostalgia for a time not yet passed? I often experience that bittersweet buzz.
Fuckin’ A. I remember on my seventh birthday deciding I didn’t want to get any older. By god, I was right.
How I feel when I hear people use phrases like “them feels”.
Being immature keeps me young.
Learning about transience as a kid can be great news or horrifying news.
…Yeah, yeah missy. Let’s see how you feel when he’s 10 and you are 15…
I think we all lament the inexorable passage of time every now and then.
What I gather reading the Wiki: saudade could be described as a kind of intense bitter-sweet grief?
I was trying to get my youngest to do something a while ago - eat breakfast, or brush teeth, or sumfink - and rhetorically asked ‘don’t you want to grow up?’ I had no good answer when the response was ‘no, I just want to stay a little kid’, so the task was left uncompleted. As I recall we went off and played a game together instead.
My kid was a horrible baby. It was a relief when he turned one.
This is why it is good I don’t have children. I thought she was annoying as all hell. Obviously spoiled to the point of simplemindedness. Made me angry at her parents. Borderline child abuse, done to make a video.
I don’t feel quite that severely, but it made me realize I am on the right path with the not having of children, and also… I never remember thinking babies were that cute. So her reaction is so, sincere, that it makes me realize just how not “normal” I must have been.
My mom asked me once whether I wanted a little brother or sister and I said “No. I want a big brother instead.”
I also told her there was no point in my worrying about being old as we would probably all die in war or natural disaster anyway.
I was a chipper kid.
It’s probably good that I have gotten more mature, as I have learned to enjoy life a little more than I could when I was 7.
As far as child abuse, from what I can tell kids sob and cry nearly constantly so why not film it so that people can laugh?
One might call her “childish,” even.
Of course, she is a child. What’s your excuse, Grumpy-Pants?
But isn’t youth wasted on the young?