Friday, May 17, 2013

Lessons to re-learn

I had one of those random trains of thought while considering this post.  It started when I was thinking about the epic Nickelodeon game shows of our childhoods.  The ones like Legends of the Hidden Temple and Double Dare.  The shows we all loved.

Then I thought about what my 6 year old self and my 27 year old self would do if they had to hang out together for a day.  That was pretty entertaining.

Then I thought about the advice that I would give my 6 year old self.  That was pretty typical and dumb.  Which led to utter brilliance.

The lessons my 6 year old self would re-teach me.  Epic.

Play in the dirt.  It's fun.  Besides, you're going to have to take a bath... might as well make it worth it, right?

Owies don't hurt THAT bad... come on now, stop being so afraid of taking risks.  It's worth a skinned knee to push yourself to the limit of greatness.

Grown ups worry far too much.  A'int nobody got time for that (okay, my 6 year old self would NEVER say that, but it's what she would mean).

Playing dress-up is always the best response to a bad day... you get to be somebody else for a while.

Board games are a blast.  Especially when you make up your own rules.

Your imagination is the best toy you will ever posess.

If you don't understand, ask why.  Ignore people who get exasperated.  Seek out the knowledge.  Ask Priests deep, heartfelt questions, like "What does God look like?" and don't let them cop out.

An outfit does not have to match, it just has to make you happy.

Oh, that 6 year old Kristen.  She was a fun one.  Sometimes I look back and wonder how the path has moved me to where I am now.  How I could have forgotten all those lessons while "learning" so many other things along the way.

This song just came on DWTS... it is so fitting for this post, so there we are.

Have the best weekend ever, friends.


  1. I don't know if I could handle six year old Whitney. Yet another reason I'm terrified to have kids. What if they're just like me?!

  2. Okay, so I freaking love this post. Especially the part where six-year-old Kristen tells you, "Ain't nobody got time for that." Pure greatness. But seriously - so true. I'm such a friggin worry wart. When did this happen? I'm pretty sure life used to be just a big party and I didn't have a care or a worry in the world.

  3. This is awesome! I can honestly say I never have thought of what it would be like to hang out with six year old me. I don't think I would want to.

  4. I'm seconding Alyx's response! =) My 6 year old self would tell me that tire swings are the greatest things ever and that everyone should have one. And... worms are overrated as edibles.

  5. My 6-year-old self would tell me to just chill out and relax!

  6. Every grown-up needs to read this post. We all need to RELAX. :)

  7. This is all so true.

    Las weekend, IC and I went to his home town where his cousin has a three year old kid. The kid was playing, fell down and got dirt on her sock and her mom yelled at her! I couldn't believe, being a kid is about getting dirty, playing! Le sigh

  8. My 6 year old self would be so much fun to hang out with. SO carefree. How did I end up so... stressed out!

    XO Lourdes

  9. This is great! I try to myself back in Nathan's shoe sometimes. It really changes your perspective on the smallest of things.


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