"They do say that the happiest days of our life is when we are young and carefree. There is no sweeter innocence than being unaware of world tragedy and the evil that mankind is capable of doing. Far, far better to stay young as long as possible and to laugh at the world around you at every opportunity.
For when the moon ceases to be made of green cheese and cows can no longer jump over it, when the secret of Santa's identity is finally exposed and Lapland is no longer shown on the world's map, when lollipops stop growing on trees and The Mad Hatter's Tea Party will not come round again; then all childhood magic is finally crushed beneath the cruel weight of adult reasoning.
So be not in a hurry to have your child grow up. Leave them for as long as necessary in their happy states of being until they are ready to abandon their childhood years. Allow their natural growth to occur without forcing the issue and they shall grow up happy adults who are capable of still deriving great pleasure from jumping in puddles for the sheer hell of it!" William Forde: May 4th, 2015.