Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kindergarten right of passage

In high school (mainly my senior year) it seemed people (mainly guys) felt they had the right of passage to drive really fast in parking lots. It seemed normal for people to squal their tires as they left the parking lots. In college it seemed normal to eat Taco Bell at 2:45 a.m. And not regretting either the late night or the food the next morning.
A few years have passed by since the glory days. Now when I hear tires squalling I automatically think about the price of gas. I still enjoy Taco Bell but I rarely see 2:45 anymore. When I do pull an all-nighter I hurt for 2 days from lack of sleep. I'm not in the know with the current right of passages for high school or college kids.
I have noticed a few things that most Kindergartners consider to be their right of passage or it least they like doing it and they feel like they can get away with it. 5 year olds love to color on carpets. It feels good to sprint down the hall when there is no teacher watching. It's okay to eat a pancake covered in syrup without ever picking up your fork. Shoes on the correct foot are optional. Matching sweatsuits are cool. Velcro is better than laces. The best way to get from one side of the room to the other is roll. When you come around a corner it's okay to do a jumping karate kick to the pretend bad guy. The best way to check to see if your paint is dry is by using your palm. Tasting is a better way of identifying a foreign object than smelling.
There is a lot of fun to be had with this mindset. Try all of these things for a week and I promise you will smile at least once. I have been doing them all for the last four years and I am a really happy person!

1 comment :

  1. This is the funniest thing ever!