Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Question Of The Day

What do you miss most about being a kid?



Where does one start with this? I can write an entire book about the beautiful things about being a child, but I’ll keep it short, and save the rest for another day.

What I miss most is having the illusion that the world is a safe place, and being completely and totally unaware of all of the terrible things that happen every single day on our otherwise beautiful planet.

A close second is the excitement of finding the prize in the cereal box before my two brothers did!

What do you miss most?

40 comments:

  1. I miss all the free time to play, read, think, BE.

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    1. That pretty much says it all, Debra. To just BE!

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  2. Swimming for hours and hours in the lake. Childhood kind of sucked, but I sure loved swimming in the lake. :)

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  3. As soon I grow up, I'll let you know ha ha ha

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    1. Take your time getting there, Richard. Adulthood is not better!

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  4. My belief that only Love existed and nothing else, I miss my innocence and Love for humankind!

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    1. Innocence is one of the most parts of childhood, Lorraine. I miss that, too.

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  5. what i miss most is sharing a bedroom with my sister and her telling bedtime stories, although not always pleasant ones, the good humor ice cream truck, down south trips, childhood games lick - relay races, playing "hot peas and butter.", boys chase the girls, hide and seek, jump rope, wondering off in the woods, swinging from a rope in the trees, "doubling pumping" on the swings, arts and crafts at the park in the summer, swimming camp. boy oh boy, i could go on but i will stop. GREAT POST! cheers!!

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    1. Wonderful things! I love them all. Once we get started with something like this, it's impossible to stop. There are so many terrific things about childhood.

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  6. All the time I spent outside. I try to get outside as much as I can now, but when I was a kid we were out all the time. Always running around. It wasn't something I would have to schedule.

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    1. The best! I was outside all the time, too. Every day was an adventure. It truly is harder to do things when you're an adult. Life gets in the way!

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  7. I miss playing in the schoolyard!

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  8. I echo your words of missing a world in which we felt safe.

    I also miss visiting my grandparents.

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    1. It was nice thinking that there are no bad things in the world!

      And grandparents are the best! I never knew mine, and I envy those who did.

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    1. The best! Grandparents are so special. I wish I'd know mine. They were too far away :(

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    2. Sorry they were too far away. That sucks.

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    3. It does. I only met them once, and I think it would have been great to have really known them. Well...what can you do? That's life...

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  10. What I miss most is the people around me being as enthusiastic as I was. Friends and I would create elaborate play houses in the bushes and act out our pretend lives; arts and crafts were considered the holy grail of classroom time; everyone gave their all in games, and we all shared the wonder of learning new things. Now… people are jaded, kinda self-absorbed, and seem to be embarrassed by showing the awe and wonder and enthusiasm of childhood. They have to be cool, or respectable, but I refuse to lose my enthusiasm or wonder. I don't care who it embarrasses.

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    1. Wonderful comment! Never lose that enthusiasm. Once you lose that, life feels jaded. Always keep that kid in you alive!

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  11. Oh yes, Martha, the naivety of children.
    What I miss most about being a kid is being able to be close to my mother and learning from her. I LOVED our conversations when I was a kid. I valued those moments with her as she was one busy Mom.

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    1. That is wonderful, Jim! How fantastic that you had that kind of relationship with her, especially with a house full of kids. Every moment dedicated completely to you must have been precious.

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  12. What do I miss the most about being a kid? Having a full head of hair!!

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  13. I miss the happy carefree days I spent playing with all my siblings (all nine of us and very close in age) in the woods and at the ocean , it was pure bliss
    Smiles ....

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    1. That sounds like heaven, Margie! Nine kids...I love it! We were only three, but I wish there'd been more.

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  14. Don't worry. I'm still a kid!

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  15. Hi Martha,

    A thoughtful question, my friend. My childhood was rather a traumatic one. However, the inner child, the inquisitive one, is keeping the sense of adventure very much alive. Okay, I miss watching The Beachcombers, eh :)

    Gary :)

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    1. OHMYGOSH...The Beachcombers! It seems like a gazillion years ago that I was watching that. Could so many years have gone by?

      Sorry to hear about your childhood. I hope the adult years have been wonderful.

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    1. Oh, pets that are no longer in this world is truly sad :(

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  17. Flying down a hill on my bicycle with the wind blowing my long hair straight out behind me and feeling as if I was flying. I miss that.

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    1. Oh, that is the best feeling in the world, Kay! I did that, too. Bicycles were a big part of our youth back then.

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  18. I miss visitng my grandparents farm where I would stroll beside the river and pick up all sorts of wonderful things. Going fishing in that same river on my birthdays. Laying in the hay mow in my special bed (although it was just a spot where a bale of hay was missing). Climbing trees. Like Debra She Who Seeks said....just BE.

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    1. That sounds wonderful, Cathy! I envy all of you who were fortunate enough to know grandparents. That is a special relationship, and one that I never experienced.

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