Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oh, grow up


When I was younger, before I grew up, my parents' friends came for a visit with their young son. While they were here, my parents took us all to go visit farm that was nearby. The little boy could not get enough of the cows. He never saw anything so big.
On our way back to our house he announced that when he grew up he was going to be a green elephant.
The cows were big enough to him that he thought they were elephants and I am guessing he just liked the color green.
I believe he grew up to be a lawyer, but I wonder if he ever thinks of when he wanted to be a green elephant….


I think I wanted to be about a million things when I was young. I don't think I ever had my heart set on just one thing.



It seems like people always told us to grow up and act your age, but then they would turn around and tell us not to grow up too fast.


I think we all need to have a green elephant or two, just hanging around to remind us not to grow up too fast and forget the simpler joys in life.




Joan said...

Like your story and thanks for including a picture of our Green Elephant wood pull toy! So sweet! Hey, just remember - when you do grow up, don't grow out of having fun!

goodgosh said...

I don't think I ever fully grew up. :)

Nice job jj!

Peppercorns said...

I loved this post jj. Made me want to be a green elephant too. LOL

(and no gg, you never grew up, but we wouldn't want you to. Then you wouldn't be gg.)

Aubrey Avila said...

Yes I grew up too soon, now I am trying to be a kid again. :-)