Fun Childhood Activities you Miss As An Adult

45 Childhood Activities I Miss At The Ancient Age Of 20 Years Old

Gotta miss the gold ol' days.

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Life was so much easier as a child. We didn't have a care in the world. We were free to do what we wanted and only faced minor consequences. Life was simpler back then and we didn't have to worry about loan debt, credit card bills, insurance bills, buying our own clothes and necessities, etc. So, here are forty things I miss from being a little kid.

1. Blowing bubbles

2. Drawing with sidewalk chalk

3. Spending all day playing outside

4. Catching butterflies

5. Building a blanket and pillow fort

6. Jumping into leaf piles

7. Trick-or-treating

8. Playing at playgrounds

9. Going into ball pits

10. Sliding down the steps in a laundry basket

11. Getting to play with the huge parachute in gym class

12. Splurging on a Build-A-Bear

13. Recess

14. Catching fireflies

15. Taking Amoxicillin (pink medicine) when you were sick

16. Having a lemonade stand

17. Jumping on trampolines

18. Diving into foam pits

19. Water balloon fights

20. Riding in shopping carts

21. Pillow fights

22. Sitting on Santa's lap

23. Having a designated time for napping

24. Getting piggy back rides

25. Finger painting

26. Smashing your face into your birthday cake

27. Eating meals with your hands

28. Throwing food at your sibling

29. Crawling in bed with your parents

30. Eating meals with your hands

31. Carelessly singing in public

32. Touching everything in sight at a store

33. Staying home from school when you're sick

34. Wearing clothes that don't match and not caring

35. Not caring what other people think about you

36. Cooling off with slip-n-slides

37. Stickers and pretzels at the doctor's office

38. Lollipops at banks

39. Tooth fairy money

40. Riding on trains at malls

41. Wearing fun band-aids

42. Getting to be a line leader

43. Word searches for homework

44. Birthday treats and class parties

45. Gold stars for doing something well

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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Looking Back At My Past

When I moved out of my dad's house at 18, I learned several life lessons the hard way. It was an uphill battle to figure out "adulting." I hope this will give some people the ability to learn certain things without going down the hard path.

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Life has a way of teaching lessons when you are overwhelmed. The more you are exposed to, the easier it is to learn these lessons. This article goes into what I wish I knew when I first got onto my own. There were many struggles, hardships and tough times you go through when you start your walk of life alone. But with it comes victories, and the knowledge of being able to get through anything. I hope when people read this article they will see what I put as a priority to learn when you become independent.

1. Money!

Learn how to budget! Learn how you're bank works, learn about taxes. Yes these seem like boring subjects, but money, or the lack thereof, can and will make your life miserable. This is something that many adults have trouble with, and it will put stress onto you. Just taking an afternoon to learn about what you need to do for your money needs will reduce stress.

2. Make at least one friend at the place you live.

The first apartment complex I lived at, I met a (I think) 45-50 year old man. I will not actually say his name but for this purpose his name is "Tim". Tim had lived in that complex for about 20 years, and he knew the staff and the residents. If I needed help or someone to talk to. He was more of a father figure than a creepy old guy. I was new to the town, living by myself, in the middle ground between a couple of in-town gangs. I needed all the help I could get, and when you have a connection it helps.

3. Know the differences between needs and wants.

Figure out your needs: food, rent, utilities. This type of thing ties into money and time. Do not invest too much time in people that are not good for you. Invest your time in your interests, hobbies, things that make you content. When you put your time in someone who at the end isn't worth it, it will occupy your mind months after they are gone.

4. Stay in contact with your family. 

My family is pretty distant to each other. We could probably go a year without talking and it wouldn't bug me. My mom and I have gotten close recently. Generally the 'after high school' years. My mom has helped me through hard times, she has leaded me an ear, or some tough advice. Yes we've had our hard times, but there are many things that I have learned from her. I understand that once you get out on your own, it is easy to stop talking to them; especially if you had a rough time growing up. A story for another time, but if you can stay in contact even if it's as little as a text from now and then. Family is something that is hard to replace once they are gone.

5. The way life teaches lessons. 

Life will teach lessons easy at first, then they will get harder to learn as we get older. An example of this is keeping your room clean as a child, then when you have an apartment. There is more cleaning to do. If you add kids and a house to that, it's even harder. My mom has an odd way of explaining this lesson. "It's like getting hit with a 2x4." The lesson first hits you, and it's small like a golf ball. Then the baseball hits you if you didn't learn before. Before you know it you get hit by a 2x4 and the lesson will hurt in someway. So please learn it before you get hit with a 2x4.

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