I try to live my life as a big kid. I love dress ups. Seriously. Since I was 18 I have collected ears. Sounds strange? Well it kinda is. It began with a pair of teddy bear ears that I bought at the local show. And it grew from there. I now have nine pairs of ears and several added paraphernalia-
- teddy bear (taken at uni)
- tiger, with bow tie and tail
- those tinsel ones that Bridget Jones is wearing while she sings karaoke at the start of the first movie
- Purple fuzzies on springs
- butterfly with wings
- lion tail
- devil tail
- I did have a really awesome pair of devil horns but they got nicked at my roomies 21st.
- This is a cauldron
- This is from uni - barracking for my hall in swimming. Back in the 'fat' days.
I don't buy ears just because I see them. They have to be really unique. And I don't really like tacky. Attention grabbing, yes. But tacky, no. I admit, some of them are a bit tacky, but I figure it balances with the attentions grabbing so it works.
But my childishness isn't limited to ears. I love jumping in puddles. Why, you ask? Why not? Don't you remember how much fun it was to do something just for the hell of it? Do you remember how much fun it was rolling down hills. Without a bellyfull of piss? What about flying a kite? I have bought myself a kite, over 18 months ago. And not flown it. How pathetic is that? Have you ever flown a model plane? So much fun.
Hell, sometimes its fun to just run around screaming for no good reason. And when you make eye contact with someone, you stop and stare at them with a bashful half smile on your face. Whether you choose to bolt or simply turn and meander like nothing happened is up to you.
I miss kicking the footy around. I miss all the fun activities where you didn't need a shower afterwards. And mud wrestling. That's always a classic.
What simple activity do you miss from your childhood?