December 16th, 2004

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Immaturity as a Way of Life

After reading theodicy's comments on immaturity, I decided I need to share my love of it. I get to play with kids for a living while getting them to do work as well. One of the reasons I enjoy it is that I get to do things that bring out the inner child, which is quite close to the surface in my case. Here are a sampling of things I have gotten paid for doing:

Playing Hi-Ho Cherry-O and Connect Four repeatedly
Singing Christmas songs
Listening to a kid sing "Eleven pipers pimping"
Creating a 3x5 card set of the 12 days of Christmas hand-drawn with markers
Throwing dice shaped like Sponge Bob Square Pants and seeing where they land
Discussing the finer points of Grand Theft Auto
Pretending to be Sleeping Beauty
Playing a football game with little plastic bunnies
Making up songs like "Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake the Bag" (and having someone like it)
Playing a board game with Harry the Snowman and his mom
Telling my stuffed bear that No, he cannot play computer games
Reading books like "Touch and Feel Wild Animals"

Don't you wish you could do this for a living?