Wanna beat Adultitis? If you think you’re a hopeless cause or that treatment might cost more than the national debt, think again.
The answer is actually much more simple (and smaller) than that.
The answer lies in the power of small rebellions.
The decision to do small things every day that go against the suffocating influence of Adultitis. To practice thinking and acting in a more childlike way.
Abby Henderson shared a comment on a recent post, giving us a splendid example of what a week of doing this might look like:
Saturday I fought Adultitis by not getting out of my jammies until 3 p.m.
Sunday I fought Adultitis by watching ‘The Karate Kid’ with 20 middle schoolers who cheered at the end. I cheered with them.
Monday I fought Adultitis by wearing footie pajamas with my twins.
Tuesday I fought it by eating at least 1/2 cup of frosting while decorating my husband’s birthday cake…at 8:30 in the morning -AND- teaching my daughters to skip.
Wednesday I fought Adultitis by using bath paint to color the shower walls.
Tomorrow I plan to fight it by playing in the little kids pool at the YMCA.
It’s been a great week. :)
Clearly, Abby recklessly and shamelessly broke a lot of “rules.”
And make no mistake, Adultitis was not happy about it.
Forget chemo, radiation therapy, or expensive trial medications; effective treatment of Adultitis really is as simple as wearing pajamas past noon, eating frosting by the spoonful, or introducing a classic 80s movie to a new generation. Alas, it’s simple, but not necessarily easily. Adultitis will whisper to you that you’re being foolish, irresponsible, or immature.
Most of the time, Adultitis wins this war taking place in our hearts and minds.
The question is, are you courageous enough to participate?
What small rebellion have you witnessed or initiated recently?