1. Personally, I do believe that we are all child in these big universes and we don’t act as old too much but many creators are describing to follow this but also not successful to do that.

  2. Gemma says...

    Childhood dream: To do a handless cartwheel like the orphans with the braids in Annie.
    Adulthood dream: Same.

  3. I think I’m still a kid because the childhood dreams is exactly like me except perfect nail :) I like it when I was young but now I doesn’t care about my nail anymore.

  4. Fung says...

    I love this illustration! Brings a smile to my face after a long day (and week). Thank you!

  5. I just interviewed the author Alexander McCall Smith for The Food Podcast and asked him this very question- what does the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series dream about? He told me that sometimes he imagines he is on centre court at Wimbledon, winning, and his friends are equally astonished and impressed. We’re all the same, aren’t we? Except my dream sport was gymnastics, and I was 8 when I had that daydream. But it’s still in there somewhere…

  6. My bucket list has gotten a bit shorter with age and some awesome experiences. My f@#k it list has definitely grown.

  7. Vicki says...

    Honestly, unlimited ice cream is still my dream (perhaps more like unlimited ice cream without unlimited calories).

    • Crystal says...

      Right? Having ice cream for dinner is the best part of being an adult!

  8. Anita says...

    Yes!! This takes me back to my childhood, smiling as I type …

  9. Ramona says...

    so true, so true, so true!!! so fun, so fun, so fun!!! So Mari, is your work just from regular observances or do you ‘do research?’ because…..every.single.time. …it’s ‘spot on.’ just goes to show you how much we’re mostly like each other!

  10. Rachel Elizabeth says...

    Yes! I am really feeling the “reasons to dress up” lately. I’ve been trying to reduce my wardrobe where possible, but I don’t want to give up any of my nice dresses even though I don’t really attend very many nice events. And, I always see new beautiful dresses that I want to buy. And, I know I’ve felt this way as long as I can remember :)

  11. Beth says...

    Another intersection between childhood dreams and adult dreams: all you can eat pizza

  12. Ine says...

    Haha, this rings true for most girls I think. Spot on!

  13. I love the intersection! It’s so true, I’ve always dreamed of silk pjs! xAllie

  14. “Attend chill dinner party.” Yessssss

  15. Sonja says...

    How does she know?!

  16. Cynthia says...

    Definitely perfect nails. This winter has taken a toll on mine. I feel like I need to wear Miss Piggy gloves!

  17. karen says...

    Nailed it.

  18. Priscilla says...

    huh? i never gave my nails a second thought as a kid. interesting…

    • Lauren says...

      Haha, treating my nieces (13 and 11) to manis and pedis is one of my favorite things! Not sure it’s something they worry about perfecting, but they definitely get excited when I offer and love the ritual as much as I do. I think that’s why I like it so much – it’s something all three of us genuinely enjoy doing together, and there aren’t many activities that holds true for.

      On the other hand, living with my parents forever was the exact opposite of my childhood dreams…

    • Carrie says...

      I still don’t as a 30 year old woman! All I care about is keeping them short!