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....Well-well-well... there is the difference between being childlike and childish I think. errr-errr...I'm still a little bit of both! (alright-alright...a lot!) We all were childlike once and having the wondrous qualities like unconditional love, trust, playfulness...simplicity! Somewhere along the road to adulthood we have somehow shed these childlike virtues and adopted fear, mistrust, doubtsss... Not only have we forsaken childlike virtues, we have also started looking down upon them as being immature and not grown up... Sometimes I feel that children should still be the 'role models' for all of us adults...hmmm??? ~Got to ponder more on this... Yesss, while licking on my sweet lollipop okie* ~XOXO*
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-Photography by ©Claire Wilson & Graphic by Andy Smith via ffffound

53 comments:

Simply Mel said...

Children are definitely the better role models! The adults are what taint them...sad, but true!

Here's to lollipops and laughter!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Lenore, who the heck wants to be an adult? Not me!!!:) I'm a child in an adult body. Let's rebel against growing up, it doesn't look like fun to me.

Pass me the lollipop! Sound pretty yummy to me, and...can we have a pillow fight with that lollipop?

xoxoxo

Elizabeth Marie said...

I wish I could be a kid again!! Children know what's up...appreciate the small things, see the world through BIG eyes (or glasses that picture is adorable)
XO

Ela said...

You're the best! Still having a crud day...then I saw you posted and what do you know...a post to make me smile. You're the best! Did I say that already? Sorry it's 1:27am and I'm never up this late...

I do think children are examples. They're super forgiving, don't hold grudges and love unconditionally and funnily enough always have the right thing to say. Enjoy your lollipop :) xx

Gigi said...

That Margaret Atwood quote is exactly how I feel! Love this post! You made me laugh after a crummy day. Thanks.

Lily G. said...

How cute is she?? I agree. There definitely is a different between childish and childlike!

Diana said...

i love this little girl. she has the glasses gene! haha

Jan said...

You're right Lenore.
I think today I will embrace my inner child for a change.
Which is something men do on a regular basis I've found.
Or is that just me ?

Jeannette Mariae said...

Love your post... Children are the wise ones... Love JM ;-)

Daniel Alejandro Romano said...

Totally agree with you, even more sometimes when I am facing a tough decision I ask to myself what would I decide if I was 8 or 9... most of times like that I find what makes me feel happier..

Great Blog, Good Job!

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CC said...

Nice post!! Especially being as I am one adult who is proud of my immature title...Long Live the Lollipop XD

cindy said...

sounds good to me. she's so cute and i love the quote. i'll have to use it now and then. enjoy our weekend!

abhi said...

Yes there is really diffrent between
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there is the difference between being childlike and childish
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janettaylor said...

I agree with Ela. U are the best. What great photos. Adorable little model! :-)

X♥X♥

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Watching life and living life through the eyes of my children, especially my four year old keeps me both young at heart and physically young. I laugh a lot and run around after him a lot. A lot of good endorphins around this house!!
xoxo
Bunny

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

never more true, darling! those pics are sooo adorable! yes, sometimes I let the child in me peep out... but not so often as I should! have a wonderful weekend! xo

LouDuk said...

I love those photographs! They are great! And I promise, I am not an adult in disquise.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Very true words Lenore.

Lollipop please :)
xxx

Sal said...

I am convinced that it is Husband Mike's unquashable immaturity that keeps him looking so young. And I adore him for it. ;)

PS~Erin said...

What a wonderful quote!

Clorivak said...

So true...I look to them for sincerity and their ignorance of the crap parts of the world, i long for.
hehehe...kids are so great. they really put things into perspective sometimes!!
Have a Wonderful weekend!!!!xoxo

Sarah said...

You nailed it today Lenore!!! Well, you always get it right, but, ohhhh...you know what I mean. :)

I adore you my dear, and to show you my gratitude for your blog and especially for you, I've given you an award over on Dayspring.

I LOVE the pictures of the little girl. A-dorable!

XOXOXO x 1000
:)

Chessa! said...

I think we all have this in us...it just sometimes gets lost with the craziness and speed of life...but it's in there. I know it:)

this is such an amazing quote and such a wonderful collection of photos.
happy weekend!!

Dream Sequins said...

The older I get, the younger I feel.

koralee said...

Love it...you are so right! I am an elementry school teacher and I love the fact that I have never had to grow up!!!! I adore the wonders of Childhood...great post! Love your blog...thank you for leaving a comment on mine...off to visit some more of your lovely posts!

Joyce said...

Smile... very cute. I hope your weekend is sweet one! xoxo

Brunch at Saks said...

Love this! The thing I miss most about being a child is my ability to dream and have an imagination! It seems like the older we get, the more jaded we become. Great post! Hope you have a great weekend :) XO

Micaela said...

the cute little girl totally made my friday!!!! sooo cute

and such a thing to ponder.

xo darling

Sneaky Momma said...

I could not agree with you more. :)
I love that quote. Thanks for sharing!!

Iva said...

I fully agree. childlike and childish are two separate things. You are so great. I really love this post. Its very true. Children are great role models..so honest, so true, so genuine. They say things from the heart, just straight..no thought, no hidden agenda..they just feel and love. So beautiful. YOU are beautiful. I hope you have a great weekend.

Dooder City said...

I can't believe I am an adult sometimes. I feel like a child and not 28! I want a lollipop too!

Couture Carrie said...

I feel the same way, darling! Love these pics and the quote!

xoxox,
CC

Melissa Blake said...

Children are better than adults. It's amazing how much more they can pick up on. :)

drollgirl said...

well i love this picture!

and i must admit that i do not necessarily act my age. OH WELL! :)

hope you have a fab weekend, my darling!!!!! :)

down and out chic said...

i think this is why i miss work with children so much...they made me a better person.
happy weekend to you!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I still don't really feel like an adult (and I'm 35!). I even feel like I'm just "playing grown up" now that I'm married. Perhaps I should stop wearing my hair in a ponytail every day ;)

Kristin said...

I definitely know some grown ups who are more childish than wee ones.

Style Porn said...

Who says children can't be fearful, mistrustful, and riddled with doubts? I know I was. LOL

I love the pictures of the girl with the glasses though. She's a peach!

Keith said...

Hey there. You definitely give me a lot to think about. Great post. Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

prettypanda said...

I love this article and love the pictures. I wish I could be a child again! Lots of happy things and no worries!

Anna G said...

I'm so immature. It's so uncool how I act. Today for instance, I was wandering around campus and one woman ask me if I was lost. I wasn't just walking and kind of staring out there.

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Gabbi said...

I love Andy Smith's graphic! That's how I feel most of the time... as if any moment I'll be discovered as a fake :D

Very much agree with you about insecurities we develop as adults. I always think it has to do with being rather naive in my youth. Naive and optimistic. I miss it. Hoping it's just a phase of sort... a 30something phase?

Savvy Gal said...

I don't think I am childish, but I like to think I am able to be child-like at times. : )

Sam said...

Love that Margaret Atwood quote! I liked being a kid but it was kinda scary too sometimes, no? The big people had all the control. Guess nothings changed much in that respect huh? But yes, I like their take on life and how they navigate through it! Love that little gal - great set of expressions!

Heidi said...

This is sweet. It's true. Seeing the world through my kids' eyes is good for me sometimes.

Yum! Lollipops!

sallymandy said...

I agree with you, and the feeling only intensifies the older I get. If we/I don't regain more of that simple appreciation for life and joy and wonder, it's going to be a long and depressing second half of life! Great post and photos; I loved them. xo

Lianne said...

Margaret Atwood is my hero!

Yelena R. said...

Adorable!

josie(bean) said...

so so cute, and i agree with you whole-heartedly! :)

Joseph Rudi Pielichaty said...

The photos are beautiful! Such a wonderful philosophy to carry around with you, too. That and the philosophically inspiring culinary musings of Nigella Lawson. So important.

Pollyanna (formerly the Laughing Idiot) said...

I love her expressions!

Yes, children sure could teach us adults a thing or two - love without abandon, stop and explore the world around us, and always laugh from the bottom of your belly.

Taren said...

love that quote.