Apparently, I am going to quote the bible. Are you ready? “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
I totally agree, Christian bible, in spite of our other differences. At some point in your life, you do have to put away childish things. But first, you have to decide what those childish things are. It takes years and maturity to discover that what was once appropriate is no longer. This is not to say that you cannot watch cartoons or play with toys, but that you shouldn’t still pick your nose or slap dogs in the face (not that children should either).
So eventually, when it’s time to grow up, it’s important to be ready to know what’s best for you. You have to choose the things that are not healthy or proper for you at that time, whenever you decide you’re ready to cut off your childhood. I’m not ready, though. I never will be. These things are my favorite things and I think that there is something extra delightful in having loved something for so long.
Here are some things that I will never give up, childish or not:
spending 100% of my time on the internet
arts and crafts time
dressing like a toddlers and tiaras contestant