As children we all want to grow up so quickly, but when we get to being adults it’s like, why the hell did I want to grow up so quickly? I mean honestly? We want to go back to being children again!
As children I know for me I couldn’t wait to go to secondary school just so I could wear a tie (that was a ridiculously exciting moment for me) or to wear make up, or wear heals. As I got into my teens I literally could wait to be 18 so I could go out and drink with my friends! It’s the little things growing up that you want to do, then when you realise what it means to grow up and be an adult we really don’t like it!
So what are some of the things that I miss the most about being a child? There is literally so much, so be prepared!
1. Getting Proper Post
What I mean by that is do you remember when you would get post and it would be ridiculously exciting? You’d see your name come through the letter box and it’s like yessss I have post all for me & it’s not junk mail. You literally cannot wait to get into the letter!
2. No Bills
Bills are literally the worst thing in the world, and when you get post, the last thing you really want is bills! When you’re younger, you have priorities, however you don’t necessarily have bills that would come out every month or every other month.
3. Nap Time
Naps are everything and I definitely love a good nap at the weekend, and unless I’m really ill, I don’t have a chance to take advantage of those wonderful moments where you can just sleep for a while and forget all your troubles. I definitely miss the fact that after a morning of using my pens to decorate my Nan’s house with, having a lay down and cuddles with my Nan are definitely nap times I miss.
4. Polly Pocket
I was obsessed with Polly Pocket, I was never a Barbie person but when it came to Polly Pocket I wanted all of the bits that came with it. I remember one my dad bought me the animal hospital, and I was literally over the moon, I don’t think I have ever been more quiet! Gosh I miss Polly Pocket, but I think I’m a bit old now.
5. Less To Worry About
I know my biggest worry was whether or not I had remembered to feed my tamagotchi or whether I would be up in time to watch all my favourite cartoons in the morning, one of my favourites was Scooby Doo or Tom and Jerry! Now we have more to worry about like family, friends, life, work, play, normal adult things!
6. Trying Not To Upset All Your Cuddly Toys
Remember going to bed, trying to make sure you had all your cuddly toys around you just so you didn’t upset any of your favourite ones by leaving them behind? Yes that was me, I was so scared of upsetting one of my cuddly toys, I literally had them everywhere just to make sure I didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Now I still have lots of cuddly toys, but I have the best thing to cuddle up next to at night aka my husband.
7. Getting Excited Because You’re Staying Up Past Your Bedtime
I used to get so excited when I stayed up past my bed time, even if it was just half an hour, I got so excited about staying up, I genuinely could never hide it. I was also that child that wanted to try and drag it out for as long as possible to see how late I could stay up and I still wouldn’t be worried about waking up in the morning, now I’m older there are some nights I’m in by 8pm with my laptop and I genuinely cannot wait to get to sleep
8. Problems Were Small
The only problems I ever had were where I wasn’t sure on what colour pencils to use in my drawings or how I was going to stick something into my art book. Now the problems are worrying about normal things like life in general.
What are some of the things that you miss about your childhood?