It seems like today's children are in a hurry to grow up. The granddaughter is six....... going on thirty six. (As noted by a lady as we waited in line for the bathroom at the local pizza parlor.)
Today I picked up Cody, the four year old from pre-school. As usual he talked and talked and talked...... about anything and everything. He is still young enough to require a booster seat in the car. His oldest brother is nine and no longer has to have a car seat, although he has to sit in the back. Cody proceeded to tell me that his older brother could sit in the front seat. Of course I had to set him straight and told him that only adults could sit in the front seat. He said his brother was an adult. When I told him that his brother wasn't an adult, he said "Well he's a kidult!"
Now as I think about it, I think kidult should be part of our vocabulary. Todays' kids are growing up way too fast. They think they are older than they really are. I guess we can thank the media for this. Childhood is precious and we are quickly losing it.