childhood is full of once in a lifetime experiences. it is full of smiling, living in the moment, not worrying about bills or mortgages, or gas money or grocery shopping. childhood is something we always wanted to grow out of moving away from our barbies and bionicles and trading them in for make up and playboys. even though, sometimes, when heads were turned away, we dug up our favorite plastic friends just to see how they were doing in the darkness. childhood is something we always wanted to leave behind when we were children become big adults with our fancy clothing happy homes and lack of vegetables. and yet we forget that childhood is, simply, full of laughing. and fully grown i now live on the memory of my sandbox sidekicks and their laughter.
inspired of when an old kindergarten friend of mine found me on facebook. she had changed so much, so quickly.. the girl who wore pigtails every day was now darker, heavy make-up covering her gorgeous green eyes and infectious, coy smile. it made me realize that childhood, sometimes, is better than we ever thought at the time.