I don’t feel old. I’m not old. My body, however, is slowly telling me that I am in fact aging as the aches and pains appear faster and stay longer. Though I’ve never complained about age, I do know that it is obviously happening.
What this post is about though is feeling young. Really young. Like being a ten year old. I felt this yesterday for a few fleeting moments and they were wonderful. We went to an indoor water park and I hit the big water slides with Meg and Enu. I only rode them three times and they lasted a total of probably three minutes, but WOW.
There is nothing like being totally out of control speeding down a tunnel, in the dark. It is good stuff I tell you. The prickles of fear you start to feel at the beginning of the fall pulling you down into oblivion are out of this world. The same goes with roller coasters (another age disclaimer: As I have gotten older my equilibrium has gone to pot and I can no longer ride the latest and greatest mind-blowing roller coasters without being nauseous for hours). I just love the feeling.
My kids hate this about me and love it. They love that I will ride with them, they hate that I scream and laugh the entire time. I start laughing before I even sit down on the slide or buckle into a roller coaster. Laughing annoyingly. Screaming loud. It’s just me, I will not apologize and I will not stop laughing. My youthful feeling only lasts a few seconds and I will scream as long as it lasts.
What do you do to feel like a kid again?