When I was younger…
I’d put my arms in my shirt and tell people I lost my arms. Would restart the video game whenever I knew I was going to lose. Slept will all the stuffed animals as a child so that none of them would get offended. Had that one pen with four colors, and tried to push all the buttons at once. Poured soda into the cap and act like I were taking shots. The hardest decisions was choosing which Nintendo game to play.
Waited behind door to scare someone, then leaving because they’re taking long and I had to pee. Faked being asleep so I could be carried to bed. Used to thinnk that the moon followed our car. Watching two drops of rain roll down the window pretending it was a race. Went on to the computer just to play with Paint.
The only thing I had to take care of was a Tamagochi. The only ‘fake’ friends I had were invisible ones. I used to sing in the shower (I make life decisions in there now). Swallowed a fruit seed and got so scared to death that a tree was going to grow in my tummy. Getting bruised knees heals better than a broken heart.
Living used to be easy. It used to be simple, effortless. The simplest of pleasures that we once knew, no longer catches our interests. The little details of the world that held us in wonder, now hold no place in our new realities.
Remember when we were kids and couldn’t wait to grow up? What the hell were we thinking?