Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What I Miss, What I Don't Miss...

As I attended the third and last Back to School Night, I was brought back to my own younger years.  Perhaps it was the curriculum being described.  How I wished it was laid out for me that way when I was I was in school.  It would have made learning so much easier, and far more interesting.  So a thought started forming in my head....

What I miss about being a kid...


I miss Hide and Seek and other fun games.  Of course when I was a kid, the games were always outside, and endless.  We played til the streetlight came on.  Red light, Green light.  Freeze tag.  Stick ball.  You name it.  Yep, I miss being not only being able to  play those games but to not have any regrets later.  My body would scream at me now.


I miss writing letters and doing my work (yeah I actually did some!) in the grass outside.  If I did that now, it would be really hard to get back up.  Plus I am allergic to grass.  

What I don't miss?

Getting teased and down right harassed by my peers.  Mean awful girls who either don't remember doing the things they did or grew up to be "Mother B*tches!"  Ask Shell about those gals!  But no, I do not miss that at all.

Feeling like an oaf/ogre because I was/am so much BIGGER (taller) than all my shrimpy, tiny, cute friends.  Seriously, when you are six feet tall, and you are hanging out with someone who is 5'3" it messes with your head.

I miss no responsibility.  Except maybe clean my room(yeah, right!) Do the dishes(usually) and homework(ummmm)But yeah...I miss the freedom.  What joy.  Bills, appts, errands, school nights, homework, parent-teacher meetings, grocery shopping, lectures, drama.  BLAH!

I don't miss sharing a roof with my bratty sister, and my annoying brother.  Plus, I like going to bed when I want.  I like watching what I like.  If I want a pet, I can have one.  There are some benefits.  So would I trade it?  Maybe for a day, and only if I could have my present knowledge.  And I either want to hang out with my own kids--totally mess with them.  Or my mom as a kid just to see what she was like, though I already have some clues.  

What about you?  What do you miss?  What don't you miss?  

5 comments:

MiMi said...

Were you the middle kid? I was.
Bratty sister and annoying brother too.
I miss the freedom after I had a car...but that's about it.

Emmy said...

Great post!! And yes some of the freedom and excitement of trying new things with less regard for the future-- I do miss some of that. And yes I always say if I were to go back it would have to be with the knowledge I know now-- though then that would completely change everything

Nicole said...

I really like the idea of seeing how our parents were when they were kids!

Christina Lee said...

Great list and I'm with you: maybe just for a day!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I loved those same games outdoors. We used to do that every single night after dinner. I hear you on the no responsibility thing. That was pretty awesome!