For Christmas, I received this figurine of Amy Farrah Fowler, a character on the TV show the Big Bang Theory. I had put it on my Christmas list as sort of a joke. But when I opened it, something unexpected happened. I really liked the toy. A lot. As we opened the other gifts, I held tight to Amy, unwilling to set her down. I kept looking at her, giggling. Thinking how silly that a woman of my age should be so tickled over a toy.
And then it hit me— this feeling — it was the same sensation that I had as a kid when I received a new toy. That sense of excitement, of anticipation. Of wanting to clap my hands in delight and just revel in being. And frankly, that’s a pretty foreign thing for me. A friend once told me, “Jen, I think you came out of the womb as a thirty year old.”
Amy now sits on the desk in my office. She’s there to remind me that it’s OK to be a kid again.
Food for Thought: what makes you feel like a kid again?
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