C'mon Joey, lets go with the others to Mrs. Lotties.
Should I join them? It does seem a bit childish.
Come on Lizabeth join us! What are you scared?
During the months of September, Lizabeth and her brother Joey would do whatever they could to have fun or not be bored. This included drawing in the dirt, catching minnows in the creek, and annoying Mrs. Lottie. "I was still child enough to scamper along with the group over rickety fences and through bushes..."
During Lizabeth's transition from childhood to adult hood, she starts to question whether what she's been doing as a child is too silly and irresponsible. "I just stood there peering through the bushes, torn between wanting to join the fun and feeling that it was all a bit silly."
At the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood, Lizabeth now understands the concept of being responsible and civilized and realizes that she can no longer call upon her innocence as a way to cover her mistakes. "... I knew in that moment, and as I look back upon it, I know that moment marked the end of innocence."