When I Grow Up...I Want Recess Back!

I'm finally starting to knock a dent into your past blog post. I didn't think that I had gotten that far behind on reading others blogs, but I guess I have. I think I've missed everything except the birth of someone's child.

So as school starts to take off, I can't help but feel like the year that I've taken off has damaged me more than I thought. I can't seem to ever catch up and do what I'm exactly supposed to do. Even when I think I'm ahead of the curve, I'm actually right where I'm supposed to be. I actually had to drop a class today because I think I bit off more than I can chew. I only have 3 classes to focus on now. I've pick up a part time job at a logistics company. I'll be pulling down 25 to 30 hours a week, which is plenty for me and my schedule. The only one missing out is the dog, but I'll make it up when I can with extra walks and treats.

As I was driving away from school, I passed the day care that sits at the entrance of the school. The kids were reveling in the Spring day playing what looked like soccer or maybe it was kickball. I'm not really sure, but the look on their face said everything. You could still see the innocence and joy of just being a kid. You could see no worries about bills, work, school, or relationships. The spirit of being a kid was all around them like bees to honey.

I can remember those days like it was yesterday. I remember running for hours straight, playing hide and seek, football in the middle of the streets and letting the Popsicle drip down my hands because I new Mom would wipe me my hands off with a warm towel. She would always say, "Now go back and play.", in that voice that only a mother could use.

As I sat waiting for the light to change reality set back in and I could only wonder who had inherited my innocence. I hope that they were putting it to good use. I hope that they didn't let it distract them from the fire ants like I did pretending to BBQ in the old cast-iron pit out back. Innocence can do a lot of things, but it can't tell the fire ants that you didn't know they lived there and that you were sorry for disturbing them. If only I knew while I was disrobing my clothes and running towards the house that those days can only last for so long, I would have stood there a little longer absorbing those bites. Once it's gone it's gone folks.

So I'll end this by saying no matter what's "eating/biting" you, let it, but try not to let it consume your life.
Category: , ,
Reactions: 

12 comments:

fiwa said...

I want recess back with no guilt. But yes sir, I will try to take your advice - it is timely.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Take a bow Ace....
Cuz this post ROCKS!

Life, Love And Lola said...

I'm following your blog now...It's only fair you follow me.

Stereos and Souffles said...

LL&L has got a point Ace! Me follow too!
P.S. She and I are on the phone tandem commenting. That's hot.

~Sheila~ said...

I'm off of work for a few days.
I will work on making them my "recess".

Brad said...

I'm digging out from under a load of blog posts too - I might even post something soon! -

I think spring brings back those feelings of being a kid again. I think that's why I'm always excited for it to warm up and give us those longer days and evenings so we can stay outside and play. But only till the sun goes down, or the street lights come on. Then you'd better get your butt home!

Mike said...

Remember when you were a kid how bad you wanted to be a grown up? I miss the days of riding my bike all day and just ending up wherever.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Had to go private, email me at leciaf@hotmail.com so I can add you.

LordsGirl said...

You did amazing job making this blog ! I love it ! I decide to be one of your followers ! :) I will be more then happy if you visit my site !

http://www.onlineworldsite.com

Much Love
LordsGirl

King of New York Hacks said...

Recess.....ahhhhh to be young again and savor those moments even more....I want recess back too.

CrystalChick said...

I have gotten behind at some of my fav blogs again.... hoping to catch up little by little.
Seeing my grandson this morning was a joy. He's so full of fun and energy. I had the radio on in the car and an old disco song was playing... Ring My Bell... and my daughter noticed how much Alex was liking it. He was doing a pretty cool car seat dance, moving his shoulders and clapping. It was really funny. :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hey you! So sorry I have been MIA. Not just here but everywhere. Just no time for blogging these days which really stinks. I hope everything is going well for you!!!!!!