I found this on Pintrest. 1644 repins, 847 likes, and 3 “ewwwww!!!!” comments.
I wonder exactly what those women think this means? Because to me, it isn’t something weird. We don’t do the little girl/daddy thing…not that I’ve never called him that but, It isn’t something that usually works for us. So, making me feel like a little girl is when he brushes my hair sometimes, when he wrestles with me and tickles, when he makes me giggle or clap my hands in delight, when he feeds me a bite of his ice cream, when date night is the arcade or go karts, when he gets me all excited about a surprise, when my presents are wrapped in pretty paper, when he got me the Crayola tower of 150 crayons. Not because he wants to treat me like a child, but because, he knows I enjoy coloring and mentioned once, I always wanted the big set of crayons and never got it, I always got the 24 pack.
None of those are particularly strange or weird. But, they give me a sort of childish delight. The things you wanted as a kid, but no money for…the things you used to love, with the person you love…When you get to spend a few minutes or hours and forget you are an adult. In my head, that is exactly what this means. I remember once, we hadn’t been dating long; we went to the store at midnight and just wandered. We came back to his place and made giant chocolate peanut butter milk shakes at 3am. We fell asleep and woke up around noon, where we ate frosted flakes while watching Ninja Turtles, dressed in nothing but our underwear. When we were done eating we played video games. I said to him “You know, sometimes being an adult sucks, and other times it is EXACTLY what you thought it would be, when you were 9. Today is one of those times.” Obviously, this isn’t something we make a habit of, but, for that day, I felt like a kid, and I liked it, it was fun.
Sooo…I wonder where the “ewwww” comes in. All I could think while reading that was “well, don’t you all sound like a whole lot of fun?”