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Adults Have All The Fun . . . NOT! September 28, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Food & Drink, Humor.


“Why do I have to go to bed? . . . I’m not tired.”

“Because it’s bedtime.”

“If it’s bedtime, why don’t you have to go to bed?”

“Because we’re adults.”

“It’s no fair . . . you get to have all the fun.”

“Tell you what.  If you go to bed RIGHT NOW, we’ll go out for ice cream tomorrow.”

“Three cones?”

“Three cones.”

“Now I’m too excited to sleep!”


Aah . . . that’s better!


1. granny1947 - September 28, 2013

I want to be a children! 🙂

nrhatch - September 28, 2013

Me too! Today, we went to Oscar Scherer State Park for the National Public Lands Day event and I tried paddleboarding for the first time.

And I didn’t fall off. Yay! I felt (almost) like a kid again. :mrgreen:

granny1947 - September 29, 2013

Good for you!

nrhatch - September 29, 2013

I came up with any number of reasons why I should NOT give it a go (gators, too sunny, might fall, murky water, crowded, etc.) ~ I ignored the naysayers and listened to the voice that said: “Try it. You might like it.”

2. William D'Andrea - September 28, 2013

When I was a child, I looked forward to being a grown-up, so I could stay up as late as I wanted. Now that I am a grown up, I still can’t stay up as late as I want. It’s hard for me to stay awake after 9 PM.

nrhatch - September 28, 2013

I can stay up very late ~ as long as I don’t have to get up early in the A.M.

3. kateshrewsday - September 28, 2013

Ha! Sounds a very familiar scenario, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 28, 2013

Let the negotiating begin! 😛

4. Grannymar - September 28, 2013

That painting of ice cream cones is good enough to eat!

nrhatch - September 28, 2013

Thanks! Ice Cream Cones are such fun.

5. colonialist - September 28, 2013

I have this sudden great urge to start licking an ice cream cone …
How could you DO this to me?

nrhatch - September 28, 2013

People often claim that I am a terrible influence on them. 😛

6. bluebee - September 28, 2013

I wasn’t a typical child – I’d fall asleep before my bedtime 🙂

nrhatch - September 28, 2013

I often WENT to bed early so I could read in PEACE. 😛

7. Andra Watkins - September 28, 2013

I never wanted to go to bed. Same as now. Ha.

nrhatch - September 28, 2013

Most of the time I’m “late to bed late to rise” . . . but sometimes I retire early and it feels decadent. :mrgreen:

8. Pix Under the Oaks - September 29, 2013

I am loving seeing your art! I am early to bed early to rise but don’t function well till around 10am.

nrhatch - September 29, 2013

Thanks, Pix. I painted the top painting 21 years ago . . . during a “study break” while studying for the Bar Exam after moving back to NJ from NC. Painting was a great way to switch from left brain to right brain.

I’m with you ~ I like my first hour or so to myself in the morning. No phones ringing. Just me and my coffee.

9. shreejacob - September 29, 2013

Those ice creams look so good!! Lovely art work, Nancy!!

shreejacob - September 29, 2013

Oh…and kids really should believe adults when they say, they better treasure their sleep then..because we sure wish we had more hours of sleep after a certain age 😛 In fact… I think I started feeling like I couldn’t get enough sleep when I hit working life!..lOl

nrhatch - September 29, 2013

Thanks, Shree. I agree. I used to shut my eyes and sleep and sleep and sleep. Now it’s a struggle to catch enough ZZZ’s every night.

10. ericjbaker - September 29, 2013

I told my son to make sure that, when he gets to be a teenager with a driver’s license, he stays out late and eats cheeseburgers at 3 in the morning and makes out with girls in the back seat and all that other fun stuff you can’t do anymore when you’re a grown-up because there are too many consequences to having fun. Those are the good times you look back on fondly.

nrhatch - September 29, 2013

Let’s hope he waits until he’s a teenager with a driver’s license to stay out late and have fun. Otherwise, you’re going to have your hands full.

ericjbaker - September 30, 2013

It’s the circle of life. I can’t get too upset with him for doing the same stuff I did.


nrhatch - September 30, 2013

That’s the reason I decided not to have kids . . . I knew first-hand what sort of shenanigans they can get into. 😛

11. Three Well Beings - September 29, 2013

I continue to applaud your artwork! You really do have talent, Nancy. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could fully appreciate being children when we are young! Adulthood has some perks, but it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! LOL! (that’s my opinion!) 🙂

nrhatch - September 29, 2013

Thanks, Debra. I love painting when I get “in the zone.” Nothing to do but pick the next color and the next and the next.

I enjoy the freedom and autonomy of adulthood. I don’t want to go back to having parents and teachers telling me what to do. But having no real responsibility might be nice ~ just read and draw and dream and create and play games. Aah . . .

12. jannatwrites - September 30, 2013

Fun (and funny) post. So much we don’t see as kids. Heck, my kids think that we had them so we’d have someone to clean the house. I responded, “I assure you that it would be easier to do it myself.”

nrhatch - September 30, 2013

That’s so funny, Janna. I used to accuse my parents of having us just so they would have someone to weed the garden and mow the lawn. Some things never change ~ especially a child’s eye view of the world. 😉

13. sufilight - October 1, 2013

Hahaha, this was really charming. Love the art. The expressions of the parents and the kid are very well done..

nrhatch - October 1, 2013

I’ve always been a fan of comic strips because the artists convey so much expression with such simple brushstrokes.

I believe this is a “recreation” of an advertisement that caught my eye as a “suitable study break.” Painting was a great way to switch from left brain to right brain.

14. Booksphotographsandartwork - October 8, 2013

Nancy your paintings are great. People are hard to draw or paint. At least for me anyway. You are so talented.

nrhatch - October 8, 2013

Thanks, Linda. I sketched and painted the trio but I’m fairly certain that I copied someone’s else’s artwork rather than coming up with the “original” idea.

You would love some of the art shows around here. The island is overflowing with creativity.

Booksphotographsandartwork - October 8, 2013

I think it sounds like the perfect place for me to live except the alligators.

nrhatch - October 8, 2013

Alligators don’t like salt water . . . so I’ve yet to see one on the island. Only inland. Just stay off the golf courses. 😛

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