Growing Up

When I was younger, I’d put my arms in my shirt and told people I lost my arms. Would restart the video game whenever I thought I was going to lose. Slept with all my stuffed animals as a child so none of them got offended. Had that one pen with 4 colors, and tried to push all the buttons in at once. Poured soda in bottle caps and pretended to take shots. The hardest decision was choosing which Nintendo game to play, or choosing which Barbie to dress up. Waited behind the door to scare someone. Faked being asleep, so I could be carried to my bed. I used to think the moon followed my car. Went on the computer just to paint. Watching two drops of rain roll down and pretending it was a race. The only fake friends I had were invisible ones. Swallowed a fruit seed and I was scared to death that a tree will grow in my tummy. I thought bruised knees and elbows were bad, until I experienced my first heart break. After all, bruised knees healed faster. Remember when we were kids and we wanted to grow up? What the hell were we thinking.