Thursday, November 29, 2007

Slow Down!!!!

I guess I’m getting old (how many times have I said that?). Remember when you were growing up, and the time in between Halloween and Christmas seemed to take forever? Doesn’t it seem like time is going by much quicker now? I mean, wasn’t Halloween just yesterday?

I remember as a kid talking with a few friends about how “unlucky” we were as kids, because we weren’t old enough to do anything cool, and how great it would be once we turned 21. If I had a time machine, I’d go back to those days, grab my little ass by the collar and tell me to chill out, and enjoy it, because getting older is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Think about it – what were our responsibilities as kids anyway? Go to school, do homework, do some chores? That’s it, right? And for all of that, we even got 3 months off of school in the summer! We played in baseball, basketball, football, and soccer leagues – never a care in the world. The only care we had was going to the local 5 and 10, and hoping we’d get a Bo Jackson rookie card in the Topps pack we just bought … oh, and that gum was pretty good too, wasn’t it?

Yessir, those days seemed to go on forever, didn’t they? Now, weeks go by like days. I wish I had some sort of emergency brake where I could slow things down a little (only being used on weekends, of course). Anybody else feel this way?

9 comments:

Jeff said...

Maybe time flies faster now that our lives have meaning.

minijonb said...

IIRC, those from planet Ork on Mork And Mindy had it down right: they aged backwards.

...did I really just reference Mork And Mindy?!? Wow... that's messed up!

Mama en Fuego said...

I'm right there with you. Just wait until you have kids, it's horrifying how quickly time goes by.

Kristin said...

I don;t know... as the mother of 2 pre-teens I can tell you... those are some tough years!

Lisa said...

Ain't it the troof!? I guess even adding Frunday to extend our wes wouldn't really slow down the clock. But it might make the weekends a little more enjoyable. Thought I'd forgotten about that, huh? haha!

snowelf said...

Seriously Los! I could not agree more!! I am looking for the emergency brake!! :)

--snow

Steph said...

Oh fuck yeah! I wish I could stop time altogether just so I could get another hour or two of sleep!

Los said...

Jeff - Or, we just don't take a step back sometimes to appreciate life ...

Minijonb - But, what about Mearth?

Mama - I can just imagine how time will go by even faster ...

kristin - I was thinking more along the lines of when we were 8 or 9 ... adolescence was not easy.

Lisa - Don't forget the letter "etch," and the number "foo."

Snowelf - When you find it, let me know!

Steph - Sleep would be good.

Reverse said...

I miss comic books being $.75 each.