Dear Old Me,
Hi. I hope this letter finds you (I mean me) well. I hope you're (I mean I'm) looking after my (our) body (okay, I'm seven and confused) and I bet you're (I'm) really loving being a professional footballer, rock star, fireman, racing car driver, stunt man, and astronaut. It must be fun.
I can't wait.
Seven is really tough. Do you remember? So much homework and Helen Jacobs really annoys me. She smells a bit and got me into trouble at school today. I don't really like her much and I didn't do anything - honest.
Anyway, I am very excited about meeting (being) forty-three years old me one day. I imagine the world is an amazing place to live in thirty-six years from now. I bet you're (I'm) really enjoying the farm in the country with all the animals and all those great motorbike tracks. I guess it's great owning the fastest motorbike in the world, too. I bet you're (I'm) lovin' that - and the plane of course. I so can't wait.
I'm also really excited to find out about how you and all the other grown-ups have solved all those big problems - you know, the starving kids, the lack of education in some countries, the killing, the wars, the hate, all that horrible stuff.
It must be amazing living in a world with no poverty and where everyone gets on well together. I can't wait to see how you guys did it. You must be so proud.
I know I'm only seven, but I don't really get the killing and the hating thing. Not smart enough yet I guess. So much learning to do. Grown-ups are so clever.
Are you still excited about your future? I am. Or have you done it all by now? After all, forty-three is very old. I guess you've pretty much achieved all your dreams, haven't you? Did you (I) end up helping all those people you said you would? I bet you did. You must be so proud of yourself.
It must be great when you're big 'cause you can do whatever you want. No limits. No rules and no parents to stop you. Cool. Do you love doing all that great stuff?
When you're seven there are way too many rules and everyone bosses me around. I'm so gonna do amazing stuff when I get big.
Did I? Am I proud of me?