It’s funny that when we are kids, we just want to grow up, be adults, and do the things we aren’t allowed to, but when we start paying the bills or when we get stuck in traffic, we really wish we were kids again.
I love looking back to my childhood and reminiscing on good memories and lovely moments. It always brings back a sense of nostalgia. Everything I did – the seemingly silly nonsense, such as daydreaming, writing a long wishlist for Santa, or cooking for my dolls – felt like the most important thing I’d ever done.
Growing up, I always felt protected by my parents and my older brother. I also had my extended family living close by, and the opportunity to develop great friendships with my cousins and their parents. I had a childhood full of sunshine and happiness! I truly believe that being a kid is one of the most precious chapters of our lives.
Here are some of the desirable childhood powers I wish I still had as an adult:
– Binge reading.
– Living bra-free.
– Falling asleep on the couch – or pretending to be asleep – and having someone carry me in bed and tuck me in.
– Ordering a sundae – yeah, with extra whip, please!
– Telling the truth and not caring what others think.
– Crazily dancing in new jammies.
– Raising my hand at school when I knew the answer and waving it all around.
– Unapologetic passion for my passions – dolls, magic tricks, re-enactments, fairies, martial arts, Power Rangers, mermaids.
– Believing that my friendships will last forever. FOREVER.
– Getting a sweet reward every time I was good.
– A three-month summer vacation.
– Asking for help and getting it.
– Running half-naked under the sprinklers.
– Taking a nap every afternoon.
– Laughing until I fall over at my own jokes.
– Having fun playing with my food.
– Not worrying about getting dirty – just having fun and enjoying the moment.
– Eating from the jar.
– Playing with the soap foam.
– Laying in the grass.
– Being bored and embracing it.
– Running around chasing my friends and never getting tired.
– Getting sick, which meant missing school, watching movies, and, most of all, having my mother taking care of me (checking my temperature and making soup especially for me)
– Reading under the covers with a flashlight.
– Climbing a tree.
– Eating chocolate cake without feeling guilty.
Do you miss your childhood? What do you miss the most? What would you add to this list?
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