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Things adults should learn from kids

Don't you find yourself sitting back, watching the kids throw pillows around, argue and make up, share exciting stories and giggle over booger jokes, and teasing each other in a carefree way, and go red with envy? The innocence and absence of worries. Due to the fact that we live in a fast-paced modern world, adults tend to forget that sometimes we need to let the kid in us out. I learned this, recently, from a friend who refused to grow up. There are things that we can learn (re-learn) from the kids.
  • Slurping your drinks loudly
  • Gurgle your juice
  • Watch and re-watch your favorite CDs
  • Making bubbles in the bathroom
  • Hide and scare the daylights out of your sister/brother when he/she comes home from school
  • Draw and doodle nonsensical stuff
  • It's fun to get dirt under your nails
  • Wear long pants (especially pajamas), run across the floor and slide across the floor on your knees (painful, though but fun)
  • Mimic your grandmother (better not be MOTHER) when she nags you
  • Playing Bati Lima
  • Jump rope inside the house
  • Dance like nobody's watching inside the house with your siblings
  • Blow bubbles when brushing your teeth
  • Mix mom's handlotions, body lotions and hair creams in a tub and see what it smells/look like (eugh!)
Anymore? I tell you, it's fun doing simple things like that. I've just started doing some of the things above and it makes me feel really good, so, maybe you should too. If you run out of ideas, I am pretty sure your kids can come up with some pretty creative ones. How about that?

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