Being Adult, Color Like A Kid

Page One of My New Coloring Book

I am creating my first coloring book, so that I can go back to the stress free time, and smells of coloring.
I am creating my first coloring book, so that I can go back to the stress free time, and smells of coloring. | Source

Quit Acting So Grown Up, Be An Adult Who Colors

Below are some ideas and permissions for childishness.

Examples:

Colour or Color: Depending on what side of the pond you are on, you may be colouring, or coloring. Either way, Adults who color in coloring books are a growing segment of society. There are alternatives to heaving drinking, or pharmaceuticals, it is getting your Color Groove on!

Sidewalk Chalk: At Halloween, take turns making "crime scene outlines" of each other in bright chalk colors, or beautiful pastels. Crisscross, and stack the "outlines.".

Change it from mayhem to major chaos, when piling up the many dead ones in a pile. It is sick, but is fun and funny! Make memories, enjoy life and an occasional childlike attitude. This will keep a person smiling, and much happier.

Bubble Blowing: It is almost impossible to not smile when you see bubbles. Many dogs even love it when their companions are blowing bubbles.

Hula Hoop: On the porch, look to your right, and you see a storage area that contains several Large Hula Hoops, jump ropes, floats, a bike, a slip 'n slide box, an ice chest and several large boxes of Sidewalk Chalk. Outside games and toys

Practice Having Fun: When we are first getting re-started, acting like a child, it takes practice. Fake it until you make it. You will not regret it.

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As I child, I could not wait to get older, Being able to drive would empower me in ways my feet did not, so of course I could not wait to turn sixteen.

Then we are so grown up, and decide we are ready to move out, and live on our own. When maturity and wisdom set in, it is apparent to us that we were mistaken on being so ready.

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Enjoy Bubbles?

Man Inside Bubble ~  Courtesy of Photo8
Man Inside Bubble ~ Courtesy of Photo8

Van Gogh and Sidewalk Chalk

If you ever stop by, for a visit to my house, you'll often notice faded messages, and body outlines. There is new artwork, and old. Another adult problem is worrying about getting the chalk off of the sidewalks. A nice rain will wash those non-toxic hieroglyphics right off, giving a clean slate to draw on.

I keep trying to do a 3-D sidewalk art, but it still looks flat to me. There is a way, and if I keep trying hard enough, I will find it...Color by number maybe?


What To Consider When Deciding To Buy An Adult Coloring Book

There Was A Time I Left My Inner Child Behind

There have been different intervals in my life where for some reasons the inner child had vanished, or just didn't care to play. Had I taken my toys and gone home? It is possible, but rather than making others uncomfortable, or feel bad about their behaviors, I was steeped in misery.

The joy of rediscovering that mischievous imp is such a relief. After living as a grumpy adult for many years, it is invigorating to have discovered that I can still play, and find other nice friends who enjoy these child-like pursuits as much as I do.


Blow Bubbles for Positive Mental Health

In a day when a majority of people are unable to access Mental Health care. It doesn't hurt to find alternative, non-evasive method of self-mental health care.

I find that one of the most stressful places are in traffic jams. To ease my stress while embroiled in traffic, I will pull out the bubble wand and start sending bubbles out.

Many of the others stuck around you in a jam, are angry, and frustrated. Everyone is in a hurry to be on time, most people grow irritable in traffic.

Send a few test bubbles first and hide the bubble blower.

Suddenly - "bloop," bubbles begin floating, causing other motorists to smile reluctantly. The first reaction to random bubbles is a startled concerned look. Then when they spot an adult grinning and blowing bubbles. They can't help but smile. Job Accomplished.

Driving, and navigating traffic is an adult responsibility, and is made doubly so by other whack drivers passing their worries on to you.

Long waits, stopped traffic, jams? Blow bubbles. It makes people wonder what you have been up to. Keep in mind that blowing bubbles while at a stoplight may be illegal, so please check for legality.

Bubbles, bubbles is the answer.

Adult Colouring Projects - Orchid & Bird Cage

This is a coloring page created from a photograph.
This is a coloring page created from a photograph. | Source

Color, Sidewalk Chalk, Blow Bubbles, and Hula-Hoop

Hula Hoops - The last time I tried to Hula Hoop with my grand-kids, I threw my back out. It made me sad, because I know hula-hooping is a fun and worthy exercise.

It made me think that I just didn't have "It" anymore. Not long ago, I was introduced to the Adult Hula Hoop. I got my Hula and my Hoop back. Oh Yeah!

There is a manufacturer called Giam, and they offer a weighted, cushioned Hula Hoop for workouts. Other than that I found several individuals that make them. For $30.00 or less, a big person can get a Hoop to fit them.

Workout groups are springing up and are using these larger hoops. I saw a belly dancer do a beautiful dance with these. They are fun. The one I picked out, is 44" and it is s-l-o-w.

When I get really good, several hoops can be used at one time. They can be moved from the arms, down the body, to the leg and back. A lot of childlike fun is just waiting to be had.

To make sure we have acting like a child covered; Coloring, Sidewalk Chalk, Bubbles and Hula Hoops. These are four very inexpensive ways to add joy and fun to your life.

Your kids and other younger people will probably give you a hard time at first. Just keep practicing. It will not belong until you start making memories with inexpensive tools, and benefit your wellness too.

Have Fun! Practice at it. Become a fun and big kid, leave that seriousness behind.

Custom Big People Hoops

Adult Hula Hoops Come in All Colors by rainbowfrog77
Adult Hula Hoops Come in All Colors by rainbowfrog77

Resurgence of Hula Hooping - YouTube

© 2010 Lori J Latimer

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

The more hubs I read, the more I just know how 'big' you're going to be here on HubPages! Your sense of humor is fresh and your writing is clear and bright.

Boy, am I glad you found me! BTW, how DID you do that?? :)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

I am not sure which one, but when I published one of my smiling hubs (?), it showed "similar" hubs listed alongside the page. I thought, "she took my idea!", and it was different, but you had posted it a long time before I got here. (I have a blogspot and have been copied word for word[?]). Then I started reading several of your hubs, and like your style! Anyway...


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Well, I'm glad, that's for sure!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

me too!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Great tips for making way for your inner child, I love this concept, happy, free and joyful, great thoughts, Thanks :)


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Ingenira 6 years ago

I was attracted to the title initially, and love this hub as I read it. As we grow up, getting old, getting serious and melow, it's great to be a "child" at times... it's like freeing the spirit within us, we need that to retain sanity.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Katiem, Guess I didn't see your comment...Thank you for the read and i am glad you enjoyed it ~

Ingenira ~ Thank you very much for the stop by, read and comment. I always hope to bring someone a smile and bit of humor. I really wish, that when I write humor, it has residual affect. Later on, in the middle of the night, next week...suddenly "pop" it comes back and brings a little smile or laugh. :0)


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Tomorrow I invest in a bubble wand! This is terrific. My inner child loves to play and even in my "old a-hem age" I run around from room to room playing "hide and seek" with my best friend "Clancey" my adorable little shih ztu. Thanks for this hub - a great reminder to stop being an adult.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

vocalcoach, Thank you! It makes me feel good when I have spread smiles and joy! Clancey will probably love the bubbles too. My granddog is 145lb Bulldog, and we finally had to buy a bubble machine for him. He jumps scarey High to catch bubbles...He Loves them too, we have a lot of fun with Bubbles!


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

You made my night! This made me laugh and think about having more fun. I am a child at heart and I love these ideas. Can't wait to use the bubbles in traffic.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Ahhh, Dorsi. Thank you for making my morning! The intent behind this Hub is to bring smiles and laughter is a bonus! Have a bubbly day!


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

I went allsmiles when I read teh hula hoops, this is great! I love it! oh for mroe smiles today!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Yeah! Smiles are intented! Glad you were affected! There is another one; Smile-o-meterologist, or something like that...It does have some funnies too! :0) Thanks for taking time to come by!:0)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I just had to come back and check out the hoola hoops. My daughter wants the type with the beads in them like I had as a girl. I still have mine and the quality is amazing. Thanks for the inner child toys and fun. Peace and Love :)


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Hey Ms. Katiem2, I just saw this post. Thank you, I hope she enjoys her hula hoop. Hooping together!


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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

How did I miss this one?? LOL, Bubbles are fun... Hoola hoops? ummmm, nah, my back would hate me. Sidewalk chalk! Gotta love it!!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@sweetsusieg, happy you found it. These are the free mental health Hubs, for those who don't have medical coverage...LOL Thanks for coming by!


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Love this page so much! I too am into these bubbles. So glad that your inner child is still active and healthy, so is mine.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Fluffy77, Thank you so much. It thrills me to hear the good news! It is the healthiest mental attitude of all. Glad you came by. Thanks for the nice comment.


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

Awesome hub. I used to love blow bubbles when i was young. Too bad i can't get myself to hold onto the hula hoop. Brings back memories. Voted up


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LillyGrillzit 3 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

peachpurple, thank you for coming to this old funny Hub. Time to break out the bubbles again! Thanks.

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