I'm sure we all have a couple of things we miss about being a kid and all the fun times we used to have. Now I can't talk for everyone because everyone's childhood is different, especially for those who didn't have Internet like I did when I was growing up, but when I wasn't on the internet I was outside playing with my friends like a normal child should! So here are a couple of things I miss about being a kid!
1) Presents! 🎁🛍
Now of course we all love gifts! Whether it was for a birthday, or Christmas, or Hanukkah, or even for losing a tooth, presents used to be something I'm sure we all looked forward to as a kid. I remember losing my first tooth and waiting for the tooth fairy to come I was so happy and I couldn't wait! And waking up every morning to open up lots of gifts that were beautifully wrapped under my Christmas tree. The excitement and joy I felt the night before when I couldn't fall asleep because I knew Santa was coming. It's just not the same anymore!
2) Kickball! Manhunt! Freeze Tag! Hopscotch! What?
Nowadays kids don't even know what some of these games are. All of the kids now just know what an iPhone is. But I miss when I was a kid and I used to play all of these fun games when I actually went outside to play with my friends until it was dark. We would play outside together for hours and everyone knew everyone else. We had so much freedom and so much fun. And now when I go outside, I'm lucky if I even see a single child playing outside.
3) Being so innocent and carefree!
As a child I didn't have to worry about a thing. I never had to worry about paying bills or working, going to college, or even have a thought in my mind of what I was going to do with my life when I grew up. I was innocent and never judged anyone. Skin color didn't make someone different. Kids have love for everyone. It just depends on how you are raised. No kid has hatred inside of them until it is instilled in them. So I miss having that open mind and accepting everyone and not getting my heart broken and having a bad view against certain people because of my experiences.
4) Video Games!
Remember Mario Cart? What about Crash?
I miss the old games! I miss playing the Wii, and PlayStation 1! When games were actually interesting and about strategy and not only just about violence and sex. Life years ago was so pure and beautiful. I miss being a child!
5) The park!
Wow do I miss the park! I miss swinging so high on the swings and having my parents push me so I can get higher. Or playing in the sandboxes. I miss going down the slides and seeing who can get down which slide faster. The really nice weather when at the park and just hearing my parents say those words "were going to the park" that made my entire week!
So if you have kids or plan on having them, please! Keep them young for as long as you can! Let them experience what you experienced as a kid! Don't take their childhood away from them. Encourage them to go outside and make lots of friends and stay young. Childhood is beautiful and every kid should have one ☺️