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20 Things I Miss About Being a Kid!

By Kittyfairy @KittyFairy

20 Things I Miss About Being a Kid! This is actually a list that I started putting together a long time ago, for a very different blog. But, I came across it earlier, and decided to reserrect it and finish it.

One. Not having to decide what to wear every day, because my school uniform came in two colours, blue and black, and they were actually worn together!! Don't get me wrong, I love having the freedom to dress how I like everyday, without the restrictions of a school uniform, but you have to admit it was nice not having to worry about items clashing. And you didn't care that you looked ridiculous in it, because so did everyone else!!
Two. Spending Saturday mornings moulded into the armchair watching whichever Saturday morning show was on (Live and Kicking, SM:TV etc). It's one of the sad things about Freeview/Sky/Digital/Cable etc, because there just aren't any real kids shows like SM:TV on Saturday mornings anymore. I know that we shouldn't be encouraging kids to watch more TV, but it never did us any harm right?
20 Things I Miss About Being a Kid! Three. Managing to eat two Sunday Dinners (one at my Nana's and one at home), and not feeling the slightest bit guilty about it, or worrying about how many calories were in it and how many pounds I was about to gain!
Four. Being late for school, after lunch, because we refused to leave my friends house, until we'd all found Wally!!
Five. Being able to dance around the living room, without caring if I looked stupid!
Six. Being into pop music (Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Five, Hanson). I don't know if it's because I'm getting older, but I honestly don't think that I could listen to pop music today. Despite that, there is nothing like a nineties/pop nostalgia trip to cheer me up :D
20 Things I Miss About Being a Kid! I also really miss the days when I really wanted to be  the CD of a certain single or album, but I couldn't afford it, so had to settle for the cassette instead. Cassette's really weren't as good though!!
Seven. Spending the whole school year wishing it was the summer holidays, then spending the whole summer holidays (well, maybe not the first week) wishing it was term time again.
Eight. Drinking things through a straw, without being accused of "looking childish". Although, to be honest I do still use a straw when given the chance, and I don't care who knows it :P
Nine. Making Dens out of the Settee or garden furniture
Ten. Running around in a swim suit, outside, without worrying about wobbly bits (or perverts)
20 Things I Miss About Being a Kid! Eleven. Having to defrost my brothers car just so that he could take us to School. Actually, I lie. I don't miss doing that at all. I remember numb fingers and toes and wanting to be indoors brrrr!!
Although, for the record, his car didn't freeze up that much!
Twelve. Spending weekends visiting my Nana's friends. The sad thing about this one, is that most of my Nana's friends are now no longer with us.
Thirteen. Being able to spend all day on a video game, without feeling lazy. Now if I spend ten minutes playing a game, I feel like there is something more productive I could be doing. I still end up playing for a little while though :)
20 Things I Miss About Being a Kid! Fourteen. Having my whole life ahead of me, which was still exciting. I loved the idea that during childhood I culd quite literally have taken any path in life, any career, any destination.
Fifteen. Not having to make my own appointments at the Doctors/Dentist
Sixteen. Getting drunk on fresh air. When I was in my teens, I was a bit of a goody-two-shoes in that I didn't drink even when my friends did. It's funny, because I was never told that I couldn't have booze, in fact my Mum had no problem with it, as long as she knew about it. But the point was, that I never liked the taste of it.
20 Things I Miss About Being a Kid! Seventeen. Staying in bed until lunch time, without that heavy feeling of oversleep or guilt. It's this idea that you still have your whole life ahead of you. Whereas now, I always think that the longer I stay in bed, the more of my life I'm potentially wasting!
I used to always envy my cats, because they got to sleep for the best part of the day, plus they didn't have to go to school!!
Eighteen. When the only post I received was from my Grandad or Birthday Cards. These days I absolutely dread getting post, because all I get is bank statements and bills, and they're really not very exciting!!
Nineteen. When my biggest worry was who I was going to sit with on the bus to wherever we were going on a school trip.
Twenty. Honestly believing that everyone was good/nice in their own way. Ah, to be young and naive ;)
Whilst I do miss being younger, when I had no responsibilities and life seemed simpler, I hoenstly wouldn't go back.

What do you miss about being a kid?

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