There are so many things I love to do and have that is all thanks to those little ankle biters.
How often would I buy Dora Popsicles if I didn't have kids, probably never.
Just the taste of them takes me back to a simpler time.
It's a visceral feeling.
I also love LOVE love to go out in public with K when she's in a costume, tutu, or PJ's, and especially when it's not Halloween.
I mean it's so NORMAL when it's your little toddler, and downright creepy when it's haggard 40-year olds.
People stop and stare, say, "aw, that's so cute!"
Because it totally is.
I feel young when I get to speak in my "cutely" voice when playing Barbies and princesses.
If I ever retreat back into my normal-toned voice, K likes to scream at me, "TALK CUTELY!"
Oh the youth of it all.
What about the excuse to stroll through the toy aisle at Target.
I always wanted a Easy-Bake oven.
I still walk by and think of all the warm-ish/half-cooked/sugar-filled goodness I could make.
And those ginormous doll houses!
I've always dreamt of having one and making the mom and dad dolls kiss.
Bounce houses also keep your youth alive.
I'm a sucker for them at birthday parties, and when I get in one, I feel 8 again.
When my body parts are still bouncing long after I get out of the jumper...well then I feel 80...but back to the feeling young stuff.
The wind rushing through your hair on the roller coasters...totally reminds me of being a tween with my friends at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Spending our parents money on all those carnie-games trying to win an stuffed duck wearing a hat.
Finally, I feel young when I go to Safeway and they card me when I buy wine.
Usually there are Cheetos, chicken, Popsicles, and Scalpacin in my cart in there too...like I'm really trying to pull a fast one on the checkers.
What makes you feel young?