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27 November 2009 @ 12:00 am
I fail at being a proper grown-up ...  
One of my dearest, oldest friends told me that I was her eight-year-old daughter's style icon. I repeated this to Mr Brammers, who said, 'It's because you just put on whatever crazy thing you like and wear it with a sense of glee, like an eight-year old.'

This was not exactly the response I had been hoping for. Though it is probably accurate. Unless, as I observed earlier this evening, the little tackers are eyeing up the length of my frocks and thinking: 'Yup, minimal adjustment required there.'

However, he's probably right that I have a part of my brain that is trapped at eight. I was in a lift in Sydney's swishest department store, with a family who were discussing what they would do next .

'You've been very good,' Farther said to Child, 'I think you deserve some sushi!'

'Yay!' said Small Child. 'Someone else is having sushi, too, you know!'

Mother laughed a little. 'Oh yes, who's that then?'

Child frowned, and thought, and could not come up with any names to suggest, so shrugged and said, 'Someone!'

'It's ME!' I said to Child Who Was A Complete Stranger. 'I am having sushi, too!'

'I knew it!' said Child, pleased with himself.

Happily, Mother and Father were terrific fun and asked me where the nearest sushi bar was, and we all met again there a little later for salmon rolls. Child gave a happy wave, and Mother and Father did the nod of Nice Work, Strange Lady.
Seshetasesheta_66 on November 26th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Being a grown up is overrated. *nods*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 26th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
My theory has all been that if everything goes horribly pear-shaped, I have many allies in the younger generations, and by then they should be in positions of power and influence ;-)
Seshetasesheta_66 on November 26th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
silent hallucination: himitsualex_s9 on November 26th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
You're like that slightly crazy fairy godmother, but I love the story!
the source of all heresiesms_worplesdon on November 26th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Best story! :D
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on November 26th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
I think meeting and spending time with you would be wonderful and funny :-). People who completely lost their inner child are boooooring.

Even if we didn't see each other at first. You always say that you're so small. Me, I'm quite tall (182cm) and I've been known to completely overlook people below my ellbows. However, those are always welcome to tug at my clothes and yell up at me ;-)
Brissygirlbrissygirl on November 26th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
What's the point in life if you can't have a little fun, and stir up strange children in elevators.
bare_memabonwitch on November 26th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
jamie2109: emotional - wheeeejamie2109 on November 26th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
There will always be a place for you on Play School. ;p
Meredyth: Accio Brainmeredyth_13 on November 26th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
If I were still eight, I'd be making my barbies and kens do socially inappropriate things and watching them carefully. *checks my flist and fanwriting* Oh .........

Ok, apparently I am still eight. But even at eight I was lousy with fashion and what to wear. I envy your insouciance and flair!
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on November 27th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
You = fun and far too adorable. ♥
she had the face of an angel & the body of a devil: [etc] made of winnuclearsugars on November 27th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
I think I like this sense of glee you have. After all, being grown up is so overrated. :D
Hueyphoenixacid on November 27th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
LOL, we'll get along famously in rl! Setting your inner child free is fantastic - being serious 24/7 sucks the life out of you. *g*
Eli/Ellie/ellie_norellie_nor on November 27th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
Huzzah! :-D
Jaeenchanted_jae on November 27th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Grown-uppedness isn't all it's cracked up to be, anyway. Try telling THAT to all those teens who can't wait to be "old enough" for this or that, however. *laughs*
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Period: LadyDarkFairy with Moonldydark1 on November 28th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Awww, random act of kindness.
That created a happy memory.
maya231maya231 on November 28th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yay for inner 8 year olds!