Monday, October 8, 2007
On heeleys and teddy grahams
Sometimes my friends give me weird looks when I order a chocolate milk at a restaurant, or I wear the crown from Burger King, or I sit down to watch the Toy Story movies back to back. I have a box of Teddy Grahams sitting on my desk in front of me. My roommate would probably shake his head and sigh if he saw that right now. Why? I suspect it's because most people will expect you to like certain things, and dislike others, once you become a certain age. A 24 year old guy isn't supposed to enjoy sitting through a children's movie at the theater. A college graduate isn't supposed to like wearing his heeleys in Wal-Mart. But I do. Maybe it's because I don't like the fact that I'm growing up, but again, I suspect that it's simple because these are things that I like to do. I guess most people resign themselves to the fact that they will have to fit the mold of an adult sooner or later, and so deny themselves the little pleasures that make life enjoyable. Hooray for milk and cookies! Huzzah for Candyland and Cap'n Crunch! Hey presto for goldfish and tootsie rolls! I guess that's why I'm a children's pastor.