Monday, December 17, 2012

Unreserved Enthusiasm

There are so many things to love about kids.  Their enthusiasm and their spunk can be rather contagious.  We should watch these kids more so as we can learn a thing or two.

For example, each (and every) time one of my Yahoos phones a friend to request some play, that friend will arrive faster than The Flash.  Not as fast as The Flash, mind you, faster.  It goes like this:

"Hi this is the Yahoo, is Joey there?"  Brief silence while Joey is summoned.  Phone is fumbled, dropped, picked up, and fumbled again.  "Can you come over?"

We stand in silence as Joey races around, finds the parents and asks permission.  Joey gets back on the phone, hollers a boisterous "Yeah!" then.... one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand... arrives without shoes or coat and a half-eaten dinner mulling about in his chaw.

I love that.

When was the last time you had that kind of unreserved enthusiasm?


Jessica said...

Ah, to be a kid again. Or, for the first time, as is the case with me. I may have been born a grown up without capacity for unreserved enthusiasm.

Your kids are cool. Wanna raise my kid to be cool?

zim said...

I really miss watching the kids from "the hood" laughing and playing in my backyard.