I once saw a post that said, "Growing up is mandatory; growing up is optional." When we are little, we are told to grow up when we are acting like we are supposed to. But when we do finally grow up, we tend to forget what it was like to be a child. If you have ever spent time with a child, you know they are curious by nature and express their emotions without filters. Everything is new and exciting to them, every day is a new adventure.
We hurry to grow up and then wish we were little again, certainly not to go through all the lessons we have learned up to this point, but to experience the emotions and feelings that came with being a child.
We could learn a lot from spending time with a child. They can remind us what it felt like to be free and adventurous, and we can teach them not to be in such a hurry to grow up and enjoy being little longer.