Happy Birthday to Me!

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
William Shakespeare

But I’m not sure going back to babyhood would be better

“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”

**Mark Twain

Never Leave Your Childish Imagination

Depths of Imagination by JennaleeAuclair

Depths of Imagination by JennaleeAuclair

 

“What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood?”

**Beatrix Potter

And I Rage for Them, Poor Darlings

It usually starts as fear, but given enough time, that fear will turn to rage. And it’s a rage that never burns out.

“The abandoned infant’s cry is rage, not fear.”

**Robert Wilson

Takes Lots of Experience (And Apologies)

“Teenagers want to be able to fight for what’s right – but finding out what’s right is now 90 percent of the battle.”

**Maggie Stiefvater

The World Grows Bigger As You Age

I am not young enough to know everything.

**Oscar Wilde

Waiting Patiently, NOT!

I’m sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.

**Andrea Arnold

🙂 I still do this, and I’m way past childhood.  December 23 has always been the worst though. It takes forever, you’re usually already out of school and stuck at home, but you know that there is still a whole extra day left to go.

 

While Grown-Ups Would Beg for the Opportunity . . .

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.
**Red Skelton

Room To Grow in Imagination

“The small hopes and plans and pleasures of children should be tenderly respected by grown-up people, and never rudely thwarted or ridiculed.”  

**Louisa May Alcott

High on Milk

“When kids hit one year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.”

**Johnny Depp