Growing up seems like the best thing in the world when you are younger. Now that you are older, all you want to do is go back to being a kid. No bills or responsibilities — what could be better? Take a trip down memory lane with these childhood perks that you probably took for granted.
Being Able To Stay Up Late With No Consequences
It doesn't matter how late you stayed up, you always felt rested AF when you got up. Adults know those days are long gone. If we don't get at least six hours, we are useless.
Taking A Bath Will All Your Favorite Toys
Not only could you take baths for hours, you got to play in there. If you see bath toys in an adult's house with no kids, you might have a few questions for them.
Getting Summers Off
Teachers get the summer off too, but they still have the responsibilty of paying bills. Kids get to live carefree for about three months. They only have to worry about playing as much as they can.
Getting Praised For Not Messing Yourself
Growing up, you always got rewarded for holding in your "movements." Nobody ever prasies an adult for holding it in. Although, messing yourself as an adult is WAY worse.
Clothing Is Optional
Kids get to run around in the underwear all day and no one will bat an eye. You do that as an adult, you probably will get hit with a lawsuit.
Nobody Thinks You Are Weird For Having An Imaginary Friend
Plenty of kids had imaginary friends growing up, it's nothing out of the ordinary. If you say you have one now, you might get sent to the psych ward.
Getting To Nap Whenever You Wanted
Napping is practically mandatory for kids. It doesn't matter when or where, they can easily pass right out for a few hours. Taking a nap after work as an adult is dangerous. Chances are you will be up all night.
Being Sick Means Getting To Binge Watch Tv All Day
Adult sick days are terrible. You are extremely sick and know you have tons of work to catch up on. Getting sick as a kid was the complete opposite. All you had to worry about was making sure you were comfortable enough on the couch.
Getting Good Grades Was Your Only Job
Going to school and getting good grades was your full-time job. If your parents were nice enough, you even got paid for those good grades!
It’s Completely Acceptable To Cry For No Reason At All
It could be as simple as turning the channel, and the waterworks would be flowing. We wish we could cry about those little things, too. Nothing will make you want to cry more than getting your lunch stolen!
Making Friends Is So Easy
"Hey, do you want to play?" That's basically all kids have to say to make friends. Saying that as an adult might get you a different result. Altough, we are always down to play.
Getting Home Cooked Meals Every Night
Those frozen dinners in your freezer will be your meals for the next week. While kids get to eat home cooked meals EVERY FREAKING NIGHT! That's almost enough to make you want to move back home….almost.
Nobody Looks At You Strange For Sliding Down The Stairs
Who didn't slide down the stairs on their butt? That was easily several hours-worth of entertainment. Try it next time you are at work — you won't like the results.
Every Birthday Comes With A Party
Kids are so excited to be another year older. Plus, they usually get a party to go along with it. All birthdays after your 21st seem meaningless and you'd rather not count them.
Running Was Something You Did For Fun
Kids can just run for hours and hours. They don't know they are exercising — it's fun to them. What we wouldn't give to enjoy running like that again. Now, it's a less-than-enjoyable activity for maintaining that belly these days.
Truly Believing You Could Be Whatever You Wanted To Be When You Got Older
Whatever you set your mind to, you believed you could do it. Oh, what a simpler time. Can we please go back to dreaming.