10 ways to embrace your inner child

As it’s my birthday this week (and I am alot older than I look and act!) I thought I would write something a little bit different to my usual travel tips and tales.

Even though I am married and have responsibilities like a job, house and mortgage, I feel far from being “a proper adult”. I am not someone who knows about the current interest rates on an ISA or whether we should be in or out of the EU.

Mr Potato Head figure in Downtown Disney, Orlando, Florida
Me and Mr Potato Head in Florida

I should probably think about growing up soon but then again, as my past self once said “Immaturity is the key to a youthful complexion”. So I’ll save that for another day and instead share with you 10 ways to embrace your inner child!

1. Grab some junk food and have a Disney movie marathon. If Disney isn’t your thing (what are you doing here?!) then indulge in some classics from your childhood. For you 80/90s kids, how about Home Alone, Big, The Goonies, Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters?

2. Go to the park, play on the swings and feed the ducks (although not bread as apparently this is bad for them).

Cute dog on a swing
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3. Summer? Have a water fight! Winter? Have a snowball fight!

4. Go to an ice cream parlour and have a massive sundae for lunch.

Sour Candy Hit Sundae from Creams Cafe

5. Listen to a song that brings back nostalgic memories then dance around like a nutter or sing along to the top of your lungs.

6. Spend the day at the zoo/funfair/theme park.

Waltzer ride lit up at a funfair

7. Play some video games. I’m a fan of the Nintendo Wii.

8. Blow bubbles – either from a pot with a wand or through the medium of bubblegum.

Blowing bubblegum

9. Get creative. “The creative adult is the child who survived” – Ursula K. Le Guin. So write a story, paint a picture or just get messy with glitter! Unleash your creative spirit!

10. Go to a fancy dress party. Or just dress up for the fun of it.

Taking my fashion cues from Minnie Mouse at the World of Disney Store in Orlando
Taking my fashion cues from Minnie Mouse at the World of Disney Store in Orlando

What’s your favourite way to embrace your inner child?

10 ways to embrace your inner child

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  1. these sound like such fun – it’s been a while since I did something silly – it may be time to step out and have an icecream sundae 🙂 #lifeloving

    1. quirkylittleplanet

      Oh you definitely should Leanne! Ice cream parlours seem to be all the rage over here at the moment 🙂

  2. I love this! You’ve got some really cute pictures – I love the Mr Potato Head one. So which ones of these shall we try out next week. I want to keep (get?) a youthful complexion too.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    1. quirkylittleplanet

      Keep, Sally, Keep! 🙂 I think dressing up is a winner. We need to make Tiara Tuesdays a thing already!

  3. I love all of these suggestions! I think my favourite way is reading young adult (YA) fiction as the stories tend to speed along at a good pace and the characters are often more relatable to me and there are a lot of fantasy/sci-fi based stories which are awesome.

  4. quirkylittleplanet

    Cool. What kind of things do you read?

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