How many times as a kid do you remember wishing you were “grown-up?” How silly it all seems now.
My kids all the time are telling me all the time all the things that they are going to do once they grow up…and it makes me a little sad. It makes me want to grab them up and squeeze them tight and tell them to cherish childhood!
I just love this adorable video that Gymboree put out to remind us of just this!
This is what I want to tell my kids;
Cherish this time to read all afternoon with nothing else calling to your attention.
Climb every mountain, hill and dirt pile, claim them as your own, or in the name of the queen if you choose.
Run full force from every vampire, zombie or dragon without looking back, and smile the whole time, knowing that good always wins.
Take on all the bad guys in the world, shooting them down with your laser guns, knowing that your brother always has your back.
Take time to look for the fish in every pond, examine every rock, smell every flower, not caring that you have to be someplace.
Take every opportunity to dog pile your dad with your siblings. He definitely deserves it.Eat ice cream with reckless abandon. Give yourself a chocolate mustache, and heck even a beard if you can manage, wear it proudly.
In short, take time to play and don’t grow up today. We as “grown-ups” need to remember this too, we need to remember to play. Have fun, giggle with your friends, take an afternoon off to read your favorite book, take time to smell the roses, tackle one of your loved ones and tickle them…or make them name 5 vegetables while tapping their head, and by all means eat ice cream with reckless abandon!
Now, to remind us all that we need to cherish childhood, the good and fabulous kid at heart people at Gymboree, are going to give one of my readers $75 to spend at their stores for sharing their photos or videos of their kids…or themselves cherishing childhood! Pretty great if I do say so myself! (As a side note right now, you can get Up to 40% off Everything for Baby at Gymboree)
All you have to do is post a photo or video of kids being kids and use the hashtag #cherishchildhood and enter below!