This is a guest post by Meredith Coppolino who works here at Graco in our Channel Marketing Department…
Why can’t we start out old and grow young?
Recently I purchased a new camera and started snapping pictures around where I live and I started thinking about being young again.
Now I don’t have children yet, but I do live in a neighborhood with many of them and I’m married to a man who is 34 going on 8. Let’s just say, because of these reasons, you can call me an expert on the young at heart! Watching the neighborhood kids play in the cul-de-sac or hearing their screams early on a Saturday morning (when I’m still in bed after a night of fun), I think about the carefree days of my own life.
It was so much fun running around the neighborhood playing with my friends, playing baseball, tag, soccer, capture the flag- not a care in the world. At those moments we never thought about what we wanted to do with our lives, where our career would land us (for that matter, what we even wanted to do as a career), who we would we choose to lead the country – all we cared about was, “What time are were playing again tomorrow?”
When I do have children, I know my husband and I will teach them to live it up! Laugh everyday and better yet laugh at yourself. Keep close the memories of playing with friends in the neighborhood. Remember the days of life without cell phones, deadlines, presentations or final papers. Remember the days of bunny ears behind your friend’s heads.
Knowing what we know now if we could go back, would you do anything differently? Let your kids play with their friends a few more minutes tonight!! (I wish I could).