I believe in the inner kid

Chelsea - Altoona, Iowa
Entered on January 29, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

“I can’t wait till I’m 18, and I can do whatever I want, whenever I want”, says a vast amount of teenagers. In reality, we all want to be a kid again. When those old songs from our fourth grade years, or those children shows on nickelodeon come one, we sing along and at least stop and watch a glimpse of the old show.

As we grow up, we gain new interest. We all mature and grow up into the people we are going to be. With all the problems in the world today, from terrorism to a last minute paper, what can put any person back into the spirit of happy living? I believe the inner kid can cure anything.

What exactly is the inner kid? I believe it’s that spare moment where I go crazy and I act just like a kid again. Ever since I turned 13, I was officially a teenager. I loved the feeling of growing up. I didn’t realize along with growing up, comes the teenager issues and problems. I never would have expected I would ever want to be a kid again.

In every situation I or a friend I have been with, I always find someone saying “I wish I was a kid again.” We all have a secret desire in us just to have one day to go back and be a kid again whether we want to admit it or not. Being a kid was so easy. I didn’t have to worry about what I looked like, what clothes I wore, what car I drive, homework I forget to do, or a stressful day at work. Being a kid was about freedom to explore and to just enjoy having fun with my imagination.

During a normal day, I find myself singing children show theme songs or even watching them, even if it’s only for a minute. Those shows like “Rugrats” or “My little pony” bring back many memories of how life used to be so enjoyable and I didn’t have to try to be happy, I actually was.

One of my favorite things to do when I was young was to play with animal figures. I was crazy about animals. My dream was to turn into a dog. Once I had bronchitis and I said to my grandma, “Am I finally turning into a dog?” Sure people think it’s weird now, but I was only a kid. That was the best part about being young. Your imagination never stopped.

I think there are two types of people in the world. People who let the inner kid overtake them, and people who have their inner kid trapped inside of them. When you see those people who are what you would call, loud and obnoxious or immature, they are who I admire most. Sure, they could be more mature and act their age, but then again, they are living through their inner child. Everyone deserves a moment of loud and obnoxious to relieve their mind every once and a while.

Sure, it’s a great feeling to know you’re growing up into the adult you always wanted to be, but inside you is that inner kid dying to get out.