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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

Not nearly often enough.

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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

I'm daily a giant man-child. Watching kids shows without my kid, going through the toy aisle, etc

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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

Better to ask "How frequently do you find yourself engaging in Adultish behavior ?"

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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

 

The older I get the closer I come to the boy I used to be...I am planning on having a happy childhood.

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8 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

 

I was about to say 'almost never'....

 

.....but then i remembered that i bought this octopus mug this morning :ph34r:

 

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Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

hmm

Almost every time it snows. 

days when mini-spawn challenges me to stuffed animal fights 

When I ride my bike. - Its name is "the Mudwing"  and it responds to the command "wheeee! "  I have had it (first bike as an adult) almost 2 years now, and riding it still feels like flying.   

 

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9 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

I refuse to answer on account that I have to stand in the corner quietly for 10 minutes.

 

Otherwise, I still like to watch cartoons. Both new and old.

 

1 hour ago, Crowley said:

Not nearly often enough.

Though like any new parent, you got yourself a miniature proxy to relive childhood.

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9 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

I play with my daughter daily.

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10 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

 

As often as I can get away with. Being Mr. Serious Adult is not nearly as fun as I thought it would be when I was a kid.

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10 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

 

Let's see:

  • Still enjoy a glass of chocolate milk.
  • Still believe that cookies are an acceptable breakfast.
  • Still make sound effects when doing chores.
  • Audible farts still reduce me to laughter.

Given just that fraction of the evidence, I'd say pretty much every day.

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10 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

Whenever I don't have to be serious. Which is most of the time. Common misunderstanding is the difference between 'childish' (immature and selfish) and 'childlike' (innocent and optimistic). Keeping that youthful enthusiasm for life and not allowing yourself to become jaded is important, but it's equally important to leave childishness behind.

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I love chore soun

17 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

 

Let's see:

  • Still make sound effects when doing chores

Given just that fraction of the evidence, I'd say pretty much every day.

love this.   examples please ? 

 

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45 minutes ago, Evilhalfling said:

I love chore soun

1 hour ago, ManvsMini said:

 

Let's see:

  • Still make sound effects when doing chores

Given just that fraction of the evidence, I'd say pretty much every day.

love this.   examples please ? 

 

Examples of chore sound effects?

  • airplane/jetcraft/starfighter noises when I'm running a duster over high areas
  • obligatory lightsaber noises when using a broom (because it inevitably becomes a two-handed weapon)
  • Tusken Raider noises when I'm outside with a shovel
  • Making the truck backing-up beeping noise whenever I am walking backwards while carrying something

Just a few that come to mind.

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13 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 11th:

They say to never lose your inner child. How frequently do you find yourself engaging in "childish" behavior (of the harmless variety)?

 

Depends on who you ask and how ableist they are.

 

I'm autistic. That means I suffer under the stereotype that I will always be a giant child because I can't do the same 'adult' behaviors with the same ridiculous stoicism that neurotypical adults manage. I don't feel particularly childish but I do need access to things like 'silence' and 'solitude' and 'not elfing this right now' if I'm going to function in society. I don't 'stim' like most autistics, mostly because I was slapped whenever I tried to learn as a kid, so instead of stimming I need that 'not you, not right now' or I will end up panicking and tearing off my own fingernails again.

 

So... I guess it depends on what you consider 'childish' and how much you like torture.

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Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. 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
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