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Innocence

So it's raining in SoCal again. My neighbor's kids, ages ranging from about 6 to early teens, are out running around, splashing in puddles, and generally having a ball in the rain. I notice this as I'm inside, warm and comfortable, looking out my front window.

At what time did I lose my innocence and become an adult? When did I leave behind that child who would throw his jacket in the air when the Santa Ana winds blew, just to see how far it would go? When did I decide that the best course of action was to stay inside and be dry?

*sigh*

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renaissancegeek
Feb. 12th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
I suspect it happened about the time you got your first paying job. That's about when it happened to me, I think. Ah well, if the world didn't have adults, the children wouldn't have anyone to have their hot chocolate ready for them when they came in from the snow. (Yeah, I know, you've just got rain, but there was snow where I grew up.)
jumbach
Feb. 12th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
Ditto what renaissancegeek said.

We're not getting any until Sunday.

(Rain, that is. I'm glad I reread that before I posted.)
zarchasmpgmr
Feb. 13th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
Pre-emptively cutting off any smart-ass remark by me?
jelly_doughnut
Feb. 12th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I hate being a grown up!




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