Mama Diaries

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Aging Machine

"Mama," my eleven-year-old son said. "I need to invent something."

"What do you need to invent?" I asked.

"An aging machine."

At looked at the kid sideways. "Dude, why in the world would you want to invent that?"

"I want to hurry up and be eighteen. Then I can be a grown-up and nobody can tell me what to do."

Uh, right.

"Okay, Bubba," I said. "But after you're done, can you invent an anti-aging machine? I'm kind of sick of this getting old thing!"

32 comments:

  1. Amazing how short-sighted our children are. Mine are now in their 30s and wish they could go back in time. Me? They gave me gr-kids.

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    1. I think as adults, we all wish to go back to our childhood.

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  2. He'll want to de-age right back once he has to pay his own bills and buy his own food.

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  3. Hehehe! Make sure that machine can work both ways. I'd like to be a kid again!

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  4. Ha! Remember when you thought being an adult meant you were free to do whatever you wanted to do? Happy dream, eh? ;)

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  5. People still tell me what to do. It never ends.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Has your son seen the movie Big? The character Tom Hanks got his wish to grow up, but later wanted to go back to being a kid.

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    1. No, he hasn't. We'll have to watch that one.

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  7. I think I will go along with YOUR version of a machine Sherry.
    Happy week-end to you and family and animals.
    Yvonne.

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  8. I don't think you need Bubba to invent the anti-aging machine, but when he has to pay bills and do everything for himself, he might wish for being a kid again!

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  9. It's all hurry up and become an adult, and then we spend the rest of our lives wishing we were kids again. (Well, some people. I wouldn't be a kid again for all the gold in Fort Knox. Wait, does Fort Knox still have gold?)

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    1. I think so. I'll have to find out for sure.

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  10. I remember thinking the same thing. Now I'm 22 and wishing somebody would tell me what to do because I have no idea how adults can, you know, adult. I lack the ability to adult.

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  11. Adulthood looks so engaging from a child's perspective. Fortunately, by the time they reach it they've adjusted along the way.

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    1. It's definitely a little different than how kids imagine it to be.

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  12. Hi, dear Sherry! I'm back from my four day blog break. Thanks for your patience and thanks for supporting SDMM in my absence.

    I can picture Bubba obtaining a patent on his aging machine and marketing it with the slogan, "The perfect Christmas gift for the woman in your life." :) However, if his invention is equipped with a reverse setting that makes people younger, then it will surely sell like hot cakes and make you all rich. Tell him to go to his room and get to work on it! :)

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    1. Welcome back! I'll tell him to get to work, and let you know if he succeeds in inventing it.

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  13. I'm 32 and everyone still tells me what to do. :(

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  14. Poor Bubba is going to learn real fast how "fun" adulthood really is if he actually manages to invent that machine... XD

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  15. Funny as youngsters we can't wait to grow up and yet as 'grown ups' we'd gladly take years off.

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