I just had this flash in my head as I was posting in another thread. To me being a kid is an essential part of growing up. Its one of the many things that I as a person want to strongly implement as a parent when my time comes. How important do you feel it is for a person to just be a kid? I look back and I try to compare me to my little brother and the vast differences amaze me constantly. He's 13-14 years old and more interested in money and buying a car than I ever was at 13-14 years old. However if I go even further back say 9-10 years old I loved every second of it, I played with my toys by myself, I rode bikes, played video games and did all that. At 9-10 my little brother had already shunned all those off saying "those are kids things". As a parent how do you address that? Because I do know if theres one thing a kid hates to be called.... its "a kid" :hah: I'd also like to end this with, the other day My mom, fiance, and I went out to dinner at a Salad bar. In a booth there were 3 kids, I'd guess about 11 maybe 12 years old. They were playing with some toys that they'd brought into the restaurant and just making all kinds of noise. But instead of being pissed at them for it, I was actually jealous. I wish my little brother could act like that.... enjoy his childhood. Simply put it was one of those defining moments I feel in my character where I made a vow to myself to make sure my children will be able to be kids for as long as I can let them be.