Never Grow Up!

Grow? Yes, in all the ways that count. But “grow up?” Hmm, maybe we should rethink that. Gina Marinello-Sweeney puts it this way: “Maturity is so often considered to be synonymous with ‘adult.’ But I truly feel that maturity may be defined by the ability to be both an adult and a child.” Here’s to living a childlike (not childish) life, and never forgetting how to play!

P.S. All of the kids-in-danger images are Photoshopped by a Dutch dad, using his own children, to send to his wife while she’s away. She thinks they’re funny (or so he says).

Click on any image to enlarge it or to begin slide show.

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
~C.S. Lewis 

“Don’t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see.”
~Douglas Adams

“Maturity is the moment one regains one’s innocence.”
~Marty Rubin

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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31 Responses to Never Grow Up!

  1. Great pictures, I’ll check yes and full agree with CS Lewis.

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  2. Victoria says:

    These were fun! Many were new to me…and I confess I especially liked the ‘I don’t know where the tacos live’ quip. Fabulous. For the record, I don’t know either. 😉

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  3. Discover and Explore says:


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  4. Hilarious pix and thought-provoking quotes.  I agree with CSL’s remark that it’s childish to fear childishness.  Here is a sprig of parsley to garnish it.

    *What the World Needs*
             More silliness from
             those who know they are silly;
             less from the others.

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  5. Chaya Sheela says:

    Agreed! “Here’s to living a childlike (not childish) life, and never forgetting how to play!”
    I hope I live a childlike and not childish life no matter how ancient I get!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  6. leendadll says:

    I would 1000% wear that hortible cat sweater. Seriously… I want it!!

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  7. I’d say Kenny takes the prize for most immature dad. Dad in object-lesson short-shorts is more disturbing than immature.

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  8. Getting old is mandatory, growing up is optional. 🙂

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  9. Loved this post, Mitch! It’ll have me smiling all weekend.

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  10. It’s always a joy to watch a baby discover another baby in the mirror. Thanks for sharing so many fun images, Mitch.

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  11. jbh42 says:

    I don’t plan on growing up anytime soon haha. Thanks for this!

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  12. Nancy Ruegg says:

    My favorite: the minion telling math to solve its own problems! (A little humor would do that class subject a LOT of good!)

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  13. “Dog Factory Assembly Error”–or, Why You Should Not Buy Your Dogs at IKEA.

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  14. Lesley says:

    Thanks so much for these, Mitch. I’ve spent a good ten minutes laughing out loud!

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  15. Great images! And I love the Lewis quote! God bless, Mitch!


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