Y is for Youth #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 29, 2021 in A-Z Challenge / 4 Comments

Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old

This month I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and will be posting every day except Sundays. My readers voted for the theme “Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old”. During bedtime discussions and colouring sessions, my daughter will finally be providing the answers to the philosophical problems and unsolved mysteries that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers for centuries.

The pros and cons of being young

Me: How old are you, Leona?

Leona: 5.

Me: Do you think that’s young or old?

L: Middle size, I think.

Me: How old is Mummy?

L: 18?

Me: And Daddy?

L: 15.

Me: Are Mummy and Daddy old or young?

L: You’re both old.

Me: Who is the oldest person you know and how old is he?

L: Great Grandad. He’s 20.

Me: What’s the best part about being young?

L: Playing outside and playing inside.

Me: What’s the worst part about being young?

L: Not getting what I want.

Me: What are you looking forward to being able to do when you’re older?

L: Relaxing and doing flips and handstands.

Me: Should children be able to do the same as grown-ups?

L: No because if a grown-up took a tablet and children took one that would make them sick or die. And if they tried to cook something they might start a fire!

Me: That’s a good point. Do you think time goes quickly or slowly when you’re young?

L: Slowly. Because if I wanted to go and grow up really fast I couldn’t, could I?

Me: I don’t want you to grow up too fast, anyway.

L: You always say that, mum.

child's drawing of a girl dressed in red with a blue flower hat and a boy dressed in orange
“Kids” by Leona, aged 5.
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Do you remember how you saw the world as a youngster? Were you excited about growing up? Let me know in the comments!

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