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I Am Still A Kid At Heart

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    I know, I know I AM a kid

    but even though I'm 14 I love playing in my sandbox
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Although I'm an adult

    and very much into *ahem* adult things, I find my mentality is more on the level of a child's. Still interested in games, cartoons and childish humour and that's okay with me!
    Kumaji Kumaji 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 14

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    The world is a playground

    and as we get older that changes to us. When we grow all we care about is love, work, money. Take a break let loose. Take your cares and lock them away for one day and regain the feeling of youth. Your inner child drinks from the fountain of youth. Let your inner child show you...
    PencioliaLuna PencioliaLuna 13-15, F Mar 13

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    And more. Never made it to adult.

    Am still a mentally gifted minor. Cant handle what most adults can. They never saw why. All they saw was a brain. A brain they pushed. A brain they broke. But. EP Link
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jun 8

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    PanTex PanTex 41-45, M Jun 28

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    Childlike, Not Childish

    I think it a wonderful thing to keep that child like quality of seeing the world as a bright, wonderful, exciting place. To take in with awe the things you see in life everyday. To never let the ordinary become mundane, but to welcome it with a warm heart and bright smile.To be...
    1sabre 1sabre 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    Give me some Lego and skittles,

    and i'll prove it to you :)
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I still love standing over the heater vent in

    the winter and watching my nightgown billow out. I still love the feel of cool green grass under my bare feet. I still love the smell of cookies baking in the oven. I still love playing with bubbles in the bathtub. I still love to lick the cake batter off the beaters of the...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Still Feel Like A Kid, And Glad!

    I'm 33, work full-time, have my own place, and in general am a responsible adult, but I've never really felt like it. I don't know if I ever will. I still play with kids' toys, play old video games from my childhood, build giant cushion forts, watch cartoons. Pretty much...
    jimmyseven jimmyseven 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    Growing up without a dad had me grow up real

    fast. But I chose to take the best in life anyway. I was never taught what dads teach you. Still, I've always been curious, inventive and silly. I always will be.
    MickeyRager MickeyRager 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Young At Heart

    Perhaps others view me as immature or silly. But I do know when to act my age, and when to have fun. Life is too drab and too serious to sulk about, constantly frowning. My life is no picnic or walk in the park, but I have recently begun to view life with a whimsical attitude. I...
    minnieadams minnieadams 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    I went out and bought a new nerf gun

    when I got my birthday money. Then ordered the 1990s spiderman series on DVD with Xmas money. And am constantly tempted to go online and order a power rangers megazord. Is there any more being a kid at heart haha
    Benji91 Benji91 22-25, M Jan 3

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    Do Midnight feasts and pushing the sofas

    together to watch movies with my kids, count?
    SleepingOnSnow SleepingOnSnow 41-45, F Feb 10

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    What if we never made it to adult.

    But we look like a grandpa. And are expected to be an adult. Simply because we can argue ethics. And point out societal flaws. Since we are mentally gifted minors. What then???
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 10

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    I love my husband I really do,

    but sometimes I just want to rewind to my high school years and be home with my parents and my little sister and never leave them. Is that weird???
    smartlop93 smartlop93 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    DallasMan85 DallasMan85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Duh I feel like you should always hold on to

    part of what you had when you were a kid! Like your innocent mind and huge imagination, I try to stay like a kid at heart and still hold a level of maturity when I need to :) but that's just me I guess haha
    maxmaze maxmaze 16-17, M Mar 4

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    When I was younger, I would visit my older

    brother and he was really into comic books, and that was some of the first reading I did. I still love comics and movies because it brings me back good memories.
    Sexyzamar Sexyzamar 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Childlike, Not Childish.

    I think it a wonderful thing to keep that child like quality of seeing the world as a bright, wonderful, exciting place. To take in with awe the things you see in life everyday. To never let the ordinary become mundane, but to welcome it with a warm heart and bright smile. To be...
    308shooter 308shooter 56-60, M 2 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Hello everyone, this is another story,

    but little is to know more about me :) all the people tell me: Have not you are no children to play with childish things, you are an adult! In fact, I keep a great little girl who loves to play with anything that is child! I love playing with Leggos, dolls and dolls and...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    One of the things that I admire most Bout

    children is their marked sense of resiliency and innate curiosity to learn. I miss the days when my mind and imagination was untouched by the reality that was 'taught' to me.
    himmelmeere himmelmeere 22-25, F Jul 1

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    I'm a big kid at heart.

    I love to play. I know when to be serious and mature, but I have more fun just being me.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Once upon a time someone told me the worst

    secret ever..."Someday you will have to grow up...you will become an adult". It was the most horrible thing I have ever heard till that moment.So I got mad and replied "NO! I will NEVER grow up!" And so I kept my promise till the point I don't look at all my age. I am often...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I really don't care what others have to think

    about my being kiddish every now and then. I completely know that I am one of the responsible persons on this planet. But more than often I like being with kids and kids like being with me. It is as simple as that. :-)
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F Oct 20

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    All of that work the adults did to make me into

    a "normal, healthy, and hard-working person" and all their efforts to stop my "problem behaviors" were in vain. They have failed. I'm never going to let anything take away what's left of my innocence. I'm going to watch cartoons, eat junk food, stay up late on weekends (or...
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 26-30, F Feb 11

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    I still collect lego.

    I still watch animated films about superheroes. I love batman. I still prefer playing games to life. I still play with water like it's amazing. I don't dress like an adult. I'm 24 but I think I'm actually 12. XD
    ninalightyear ninalightyear 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    I still sleep with my teddy bear

    even at 18. He is Norman da bear. I can't sleep without him. Is that sad or just weird? Lol.
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 7

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    I love to have fun especially with my kids!

    ! My coworker and I have tons of fun when we work and it makes the day so much better!!
    Thokgirl82 Thokgirl82 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'm almost 36 yrs old

    and at times I have to remind myself that I am an adult, w adult responsibilities, and that's why I have to push through another day of working a job I feel stuck in, so my son can have a great childhood. When I'm home, I want to spend all of my time w an 8 yr old, doing 8 yr...
    ShatteredYouth ShatteredYouth 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    I am and always will be a kid at heart.

    I love older cartoons from when I was a kid.
    Katrina11798 Katrina11798 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Forever Young

    I am a kid at heart, forever young as some might say but it has nothing to do with my physical appearance, the way I eat, or even the many age-fighting creams I use on my face. I stay young because I giggle and laugh and dance in the rain. I still twirl in my skirts round and...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    Among the joys of having kids is

    that one gets to enjoy kids toys, children's books, kids movies ... And a lot of them are quite good. We rewatched "How to Train Your Dragon" today. And that's a good movie, and I bet a lot of adults who do not have kids miss out on good movies like that just because their...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Hey everyone, im a 20 year old male,

    all though 20 isnt exactly old there's still not many people i know at my age that express they're childish side as fully as I do, although my childish side has a twist to it, and explaining my reasons for being "childish" can relate to other topics or experiences, basically...
    pascal2012 pascal2012 18-21, M Feb 25

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    On my way to MCM Comicon with my 12 year old

    cousin. Nothing like nerding out to comics, cartoons and cosplay with somebody the same mental age as me.
    Kumaji Kumaji 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    HeyItsJosh HeyItsJosh 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    And Why Should There Be Anything Wrong With That?

    Back when I was in high school I tried so hard to be 'the mature one' amongst my group of friends. I was good at it, but even so it was wrong. A few years ago I met someone who changed my life in so many ways, one of those being learning to be able to accept and portray who I am...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    We all know we are still kids at heart,

    I like watching a good cartoon every once in a while. # dnt judge me# lol
    mizzdimples mizzdimples 26-30, F Jul 1

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