When I moved to Provo for the first time, I was a little surprised to find that college students aren't really adults (despite all the lies I had been told that I was going out into the "real world")--they're basically just kids in fully capable bodies. Without the harsh judgments and self-centeredness of high school students, these recently released "inmates" had no problems with chasing ice cream trucks, standing on their heads, taking race car lunch boxes to school, and watching Disney movies for FHE.
Some similarities I have observed between young singles and small children:
- You have to keep them entertained if you want to keep their attention. If you're not funny, nobody likes you.
- It is perfectly acceptable to play with toys. My current ward has a Barbie--named Mr. Rochester--who has 2 outfits and his own chair for choir practice.
- It is impossible to get them to stop talking.
- Getting them to sing is quite a job. (Not so at BYU, however. BYU students' willingness to sing the hymns with gusto is the thing I miss the most about BYU wards.)
- They are greatly underestimated by the "real" adult population.
- They don't think bedtime is necessary.
- Disney movies are considered an accurate representation of real life.
- $10 is a lot of money.
- A lot of tattling takes place, and a lot of times the bishop has to resolve it.
- They want to be taken care of, but will lash out if you try to tell them what to do.