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Who wants to be a grown up?

Hands up who wants to be a grown up?

My hand is firmly down. I honestly can’t remember a time it would have ever been raised to that question. Sure, I can remember a time when I wanted to have grown out of school, and a time when I wanted to be old enough to go to pubs, but never a time where I wanted to be a grown up.

When you are younger you believe that being an adult, being a grown up, means you can do what you want and not have to answer to anyone, now that’s what I craved.

Dedicated to the causesilliness

I am dedicated to the cause of not growing up. I watch very little ‘grown up’ TV and much prefer to consume something that originated in a comic book. If there’s some awesome fights scenes I will comment like a teenage boy on the kick assness of their moves. My son and I find the 2 pups on Funnimals that called each other bumface hilarious and a well timed fart will never grow old.

At Gecko and at home we try and see the lighter side of life, we like to induce smiles in each other and all of you. We love the zany, crazy, off topic, general silliness that life can bring if you embrace it.

Ten ton Tessy

This being a grown up business was somewhat of a trap. You certainly can’t do what you want, when you want. Being a grown up means paying the bills, prioritising, housework, *GROWN*

Or at least that’s how it feels some weeks! Some days the weight of responsibilities burden can weigh heavy on your shoulders. Last week was one of those weeks.

You may be aware that we are beavering away at the Terrarium to move Gecko forward. That comes with a financial commitment that wasn’t easy for us to make as just a family unit. For the most part we are excited and spurned forward by the prospect of seeing Gecko flourish and grow. However it has meant that we have ‘battened down the hatches’, we are hardly living hand to mouth don’t get me wrong, but we are living frugally, ‘no frills’ (for any of you that remember Kwik Save and their budget range – we are not quite living off baked beans and corned beef just yet). There is little mole peoplebounce in the budget so when these unexpected irritants of life slap us in the face we buckle to the ground and sulk for half an hour.

Moaning forwards…

We stumble to our feet, because in reality it really isn’t that bad, nothing a quick sulk can’t fix. There’s food in the cupboard and a roof over our head so self-pity would be misplaced. We are investing in our dreams and that’s amazing, my point is to illustrate how sometimes being a grown up is just a lot like hard work.

The Geek in particular, Co-founder and husband to The Gecko (me) was feeling ground down at the end of the long march to pay day and an unexpected bill took him down. He turned to me and expressed his displeasure at being a grown up. Which as you can see I have been pondering.

I wanted to cheer him up. He knows and believes in the long term plan, but I wanted some NOT grown up nonsense to help bridge the journey.

Join me in mutual not grown upness

After much deliberation I thought I would put a bucket list of the best, most treasured memories and activities we loved as a kid and just knock puddle splashthem off week by week, or day by day. Savouring every moment of not being grown up. Because the tough fact of it is we are grown up and we will always now be required to carry the weight of that from time to time. However, I have decided that the best way to make that digestible is by bring extra not grown upness to all the other bits, as much as possible. There’s 365 days in a year and 24 hours in most and children have reminded me that I can survive on little sleep.

So join me and help me, I want a list of all the very best things we loved as a child.

At the top of this list will be:

  1. Roll down a freshly mowed hill;
  2. Puddle splashing welly session
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