Daily prompt: Oh for the insight of innocence!

Daily Prompt
Adult Visions
As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?

Adulthood, in my shining childhood vision, was a time when I could eat as many chocolate éclairs as I liked – and you’ve got to admit, ambitions don’t come much nobler than that.

What’s more, life would have been much simpler if I’d stuck to it.




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12 Responses to Daily prompt: Oh for the insight of innocence!

  1. What about hot fudge sundaes? I remember those.

  2. ChristineR says:

    Hmmmm, Helen, I’ll have to sleep on this one!

  3. bkpyett says:

    My mother made the best chocolate eclairs, delicious memories. Thanks Helen!

  4. Pat says:

    I think you have certainly figured this out — and I agree, if we had stuck to our childhood visions, we’d all most likely be a lot happier —- perhaps overweight, but much more content. 🙂

  5. Martha Kennedy says:

    I like that dream. I think my similar dream was Napoleons. On Tahiti. Or Fiji we can finally grow up. 🙂

    • Do we have to? I rather fancy regressing to rip-roaring irresponsibility.

      • Martha Kennedy says:

        I was thinking the same. 🙂 Today I’m wearing my Darwin shirt. I wore it to the store in the local town once and a little boy (little kids think I’m awesome) was jabbering baby talk at me happily and I was answering. His mother — a fundamentalist Christian — slapped his hand and said, “Don’t talk to her, she’s a bad person.” On Fiji I’m wearing my Darwin shirt.

      • We could also snigger at narrow-minded bigots. Now THAT would be fun!

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