What do you miss most of all about being a child?

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  1. executivecatering profile image61
    executivecateringposted 11 years ago

    What do you miss most of all about being a child?

    I have a lot of fond memory's from my childhood I think what I miss the most is going on bike riding adventures with my friends.


  2. KathyH profile image87
    KathyHposted 11 years ago

    Being sassy..... oh wait, I STILL do that! smile smile I miss running barefoot through the grass without a care in the world! wink

    1. KellyRivers profile image61
      KellyRiversposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You and I had the same idea!!  Being all grown up sure brought some hard knocks!

  3. Ellana317 profile image68
    Ellana317posted 11 years ago

    That's an easy one... I miss not having any bills.  If I could just go back to that place, LOL... I would have so much more peace.  To think, I used to always say that I couldn't wait to grow up and get out of my mom's house.  You mean to tell me that I was in a rush for this responsibilty laden, stressful, adult life?  LOL...

    1. KellyRivers profile image61
      KellyRiversposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      awww...you too?  I remember saying that I wasn't going to say or do to my kids what my parents did or said to us.  The older I got, the more I sounded like my mother.  She told me not to spit in the air!  LOL!

    2. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think "don't spit in the air" is very good advice haha

  4. Triplets2011 profile image62
    Triplets2011posted 11 years ago

    Being free and having no responsibilities!!

    1. KellyRivers profile image61
      KellyRiversposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Seems to be the theme!!  LOL.

  5. krillco profile image86
    krillcoposted 11 years ago

    Playing with GI Joes, marbles, reading classics while lying in the hammock under the big elm tree, riding my sting-ray and then my racing bike at Presque Isle, the beach there in the summer time, fresh peaches from Aunt Tilly's orchard, sweet corn picked just moments ago in the field next door, grandma's home made strawberry jam, the metalic Christmas tree, the rag man coming down the street, getting tar on my feet from the road, baloney sandwiches at the kitchen door with a cup of Kool-Aide, summer haircuts from my Mom that made me look like Beaver Cleaver, my air rifle, bow, and native head-dress, the girl next door who showed me hers after I showed her mine, pick up baseball, raw green beans from the garden, hikes in the woods with my family, Henrietta the chicken, penny candy like Mint Julips and licorice, catching fireflies, Coneaut Lake Park and the great fun house there, the pumpkin farm, the smell of incense at the church, a girl named Johna, the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, the original Bat-Man on tv...

    There's so much more, but, ya know, don't wanna bore you.

    1. KellyRivers profile image61
      KellyRiversposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      In other words, your whole first 18 or 19 years????  Me too!!

    2. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      so many memory's

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    So many things.  Feeling good enough to just up and run all the way to the end of the block for sheer fun.  Riding my bike all over town and never tiring.  Love the wonderful feelings of mystery at Christmas and maybe most of all playing with my Barbie Dolls. I was a Barbie nut.

    1. KellyRivers profile image61
      KellyRiversposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      We couldn't afford the Barbie.  I played in the dirt and made guns out of tree limbs and played with my brother and the 7 boys that lived next door.  Boy was I a tom-boy! I didn't know then that we didn't have anything!

  7. KellyRivers profile image61
    KellyRiversposted 11 years ago

    Not having a worry in the world.  I sure took that for granted!  If we could only make our middle school and high school kids understand how good they have it!

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      But would they listen ?

  8. profile image0
    Beachlifeposted 11 years ago

    I miss being in High School, when all I had to do was homework and whatever my chores were, the rest of the time was mine. I didn't have to clean the house or do the laundry, or raise kids..lol. I miss my allowance that was mine to use as I please instead of using my money to pay bills.  Ah those were the days!

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree having money and not spending it on bills, food and taxes sounds good to me

  9. tmbridgeland profile image80
    tmbridgelandposted 11 years ago

    Endless free time to read and play. Innocent enjoyment of TV and fishing and backyard football. Oh, and not wearing glasses.

  10. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    I had a wonderful childhood.

    Missed most will be the freedom I had without worries.

    Now as parent, my main worry will be my children. Sad that they cannot have those wonderful time I had during my childhood years as technological advancement has taken over their daily lives.

  11. LouTucci profile image74
    LouTucciposted 11 years ago

    What I miss most, being born in the early '50's is the "innocense." I can sum it up with this little story...my daughter being around 5 or 6 years old at the time asked "daddy, what was it like when you were my age?"
    I thought about it for a moment and got some tears in my eyes. I said baby, everything was different. First, Grandpa would make breakfast for all of us. Then, while we were getting ready for Church, Grandma would start the sauce. Then after Church, we would have dinner, of course macaroni with homemade sauce, meatballs, etc. Then later, we would go to my Grandma's house - along with the rest of the family. At that time, probably around 40 or so. Then there would be more food and in the summer time? Man, the BBQ's and pots of food, cakes, pies, chickens, steaks, ETC.! It was a wonderful time. And, by the way, you made sure you bought all you needed because there were NO STORES OPEN ANYWHERE!
    Now, Sunday is like - Tuesday and I don't think it'll ever be like that again. Doesn't mean we can't act like that, just because the rest of the world is going nutso! That's what I miss. The innocense. The concept of family. Yes, I mean husband, wife, 3 kids, a car in the garage and a chicken in evey pot.

  12. TeacherCaro profile image60
    TeacherCaroposted 11 years ago

    What I miss most is rollerskating. I used to do it as fun. I'm very shy to start again!!!!!!!

    1. RNMSN profile image60
      RNMSNposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      dont be shy smile go on outside and play!!!

    2. Ciel Clark profile image72
      Ciel Clarkposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      TCaro-- rollerskating is very cool.  Get out there and tell us how it goes. I'm going to ask you the next question in the forum section, cheers CC

    3. TeacherCaro profile image60
      TeacherCaroposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the encourage!!!!!

  13. sassysexybossy profile image59
    sassysexybossyposted 11 years ago

    The things I miss most is staying home with my parents not having to worry about bills and going to school.

  14. sassydee profile image67
    sassydeeposted 11 years ago

    not having to pay bills and having a innocent and big imagination!

  15. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    Other than having my parents alive (as well as the aunts, uncles, granfathers, etc still around), I don't really think I miss anything about being a child.  I had a happy childhood and was a happy kid, but I wanted to grow up - and I've been happy to be a grown-up ever since I became one.

  16. Ciel Clark profile image72
    Ciel Clarkposted 11 years ago

    I love my childhood, and I love how my life is now.


    When I was a child I didn't worry about getting old and not living forever. 

    I miss that.

  17. jeanniedoe profile image56
    jeanniedoeposted 11 years ago

    What I really miss being a child is a worry free feeling. I enjoy every happy moment s playing with my friends.

  18. Efficient Admin profile image86
    Efficient Adminposted 11 years ago

    Not having to pay bills or make decisions, the security of having parents there at home and I miss my dog Friskie.

  19. Beata Stasak profile image79
    Beata Stasakposted 11 years ago

    Just being, without thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, just living fully in a moment, being in present, totally...how much I try, I can not recreate this feeling of total carelessness again...


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