Level Three. Mature is Me.

By Michelle Lloyd.

What did it mean to be an adult? It was a question that posed many perplexing thoughts.  Surely as an adult all those childhood fantasies could then be fulfilled…or could they?

Sammy loved being able to do what he liked, when he liked. He put all that he had into most tasks and was out most days doing it as only he could do. Sammy’s life was actively lived at school, home and playing in the park.

There were certain playtime issues that applied to Sammy and he remembered for example, when told not to go on the smaller rides because he had outgrown them. It was tough and a life lesson that he was not quick or eager to learn.

Why should his age preclude him from playing on some of his loved playtime pursuits?  Sammy’s parents told him no though and so he had to abide by the adult law.

Often Sammy would sit and contemplate what life would be like if he were truly older and able to make up policies of his own. Boy would he be able to do everything and anything that he liked. Rides would no longer be out of bounds and nor would the older student areas at his local school.

Sammy pledged that he would do it all and live it according to his own parameters, as only he could. One afternoon Sammy decided that he was old enough to take up this Adult Vs Child routine and make up his own dos and don’ts. He went up to the rides that he had been told he was not allowed to go on and gave it a little go…but oh no! He was stuck firm and no amount of pulling or pushing could release him from the mad merry go round of a ride that had been intended for those both younger and smaller in size.

After some frantic flailing had only got him flying quicker round the ride, he had to relent and let some kind passers by help him out. Sammy’s parents had been busy at the time talking and he put this down to a fortunate moment to learn, the very same warning that his mum and dad had often told him about.

It had been a challenge and one that had left him feeling slightly sick but Sammy decided that perhaps there was a bit more experience in the adults to learn about. Being too quick in his own judgement had certainly not done him any favours. Instead Sammy felt that maybe he could listen a bit more to what he was being cautioned about and only then embark on the aim or objective.