Ever have one of those days where you don’t want to be the grown up?
Where you just want someone else to be responsible and you can just do what you want?
Well, to be honest, I have a few of those days…..every week! Somehow I have made to my mid-forties and still don’t want to grow up and be the responsible adult in the house. In saying that, some days I think I take my adult responsibilities too far the other way and I find myself a boring, stick to the rules, mundane person who has lost the ability to have fun.
And so when Gracie asked me to beatbox yesterday and told me she was putting it on facebook, I said ok!
Now if you have seen my beatboxing, you will know that it is not my forte. I may have many hidden talents, but beatboxing is not one of them. So why did I let Gracie film me and put it out there for the world to have a laugh at?
When, as adults did we loose the ability to have fun?
When did we become so ‘mature’ that we can’t laugh at ourselves?
And so, Gracie put it on facebook and everyone had a laugh at my expense. And you know what? I wasn’t embarrassed. I wasn’t ‘shamed’ as the kids would say and I wasn’t even a little bad mad that she put it up. In fact, I probably laughed the most out of anyone that watched it.
Yes, I looked silly! No, it was not my proudest moment, and lets face it, I am not holding my breath for a call from Ellen to go on her show!
But to be honest, I am more worried about having fun with my kids, than I am about my reputation, or looking silly of front of people who don’t really know me. It has taken me a few years to get to this point, but I think the older I get, the less worried I become about these kinds of things! Actually, it is quite freeing to just be me, silliness and all!
So, when is the last time you laughed at yourself?
When is the last time you had fun with the kids?
When is the last time you worried less about what people thought of you and lived more in the moment?
When I am lying 6 foot under, I hope my kids, my family and my friends remember me as someone who could have fun. Someone who didn’t worry about what other people though and someone who could laugh with others as well as at myself.
How will your family remember you?
And in case you missed my Grammy award winning performance (ok, maybe not quite worthy of a Grammy!) you can watch it here