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?
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
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.
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)
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 :)
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.
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?