7 Things I Wish I Knew As A Kid
I don’t know about you but sometimes I so wish I could go back and be a kid again. I mean, I love my husband and my kids but I wish I could have no care in the world. Kids these days don’t even know how good they have it, man! My kids biggest responsibility in life is to clean up their rooms, pick up after themselves, and read! Can I please be a kid again? For the love!
I hate that I have all these things that I have to do! I just want a day where I can sit on my butt and not worry about a thing, watch all the shows and relax. Mother’s Day only comes around once a year and that’s not enough!
I was thinking the other day of how hard adulting is. All these kids now want to be grown up adults. Why? Why? Stay little, enjoy your youth! Don’t be dumb! So, I made a list of 7 things I wish I knew as a kid!
1)When your a kid, you have no bills! What? Yes! I’ll repeat that, you have no bills! No mortgage, no utilities, no cell phone bills, nothing! This is why I don’t understand kids wanting to grow up. They want the freedom but don’t understand with freedom, comes responsibility!
2)This next one is super important. Kids can take naps but refuse! My 3 year old is a good example of this! Seriously, you’re tired so sleep! Why is it so hard? I would kill to have a nap in the middle of he day but I cant. Why? I’m not a kid anymore. 😥 I wish I was!
3)When you’re a little kid, you can eat whatever you want without consequences. Kids dont care about gaining weight, eating too much sugar or carbs. I wish I was a kid so I can eat all the cakes, ice creams, breads, and whatever else I can dream of without feeling any guilt or ballooning up! As you age, metabolism decides to not want to work like it used to. I cant eat breads now without swelling. That takes away most all of my favorite foods. I cant eat a lot of meat because of cholesterol issues, so basically I need to eat bird foods!
4)When schools out for the summer, guess what kids can do? Sleep in. Can I do this? Not if I want to wake up to a disaster every morning! Why don’t kids do this? I remember when I was little, I would get up as soon as I started hearing people waking up. I felt like I would be missing out on something if I didn’t get up right then. Im assuming, this is what my kids are thinking when they are getting up. It’s totally FOMO! 😴 Seriously, I just want to sleep right now!
5)Kids have the freedom to play with friends and just have fun! I can’t do that because I have chores to do, constantly. Dishes never stop, laundry comes out of every crack in my home, dinner needs to be cooked, kids need to be bathed. I mean, it never stops! I cant just drop everything and ride bikes with friends! That would be fun though….🤔
6)Kids don’t usually worry about getting dirty. If I get dirty nowadays, you’ll see me washing my hands like 50 times. That’s most likely why my hands are so freaking dry! Kids don’t care about germs and dirt. I wish I didn’t care about things like that but I know too much so if I see my kid touching something gross, I make sure and wash their hands because that is just nasty!
7)If a kid gets sick, they get all the attention and loving treatment they could ever want. They get the snuggles, bum around all day watching their shows, spoiled with special meals they request, and whatever else you can possibly think of. When I get sick, who takes care of me? Me! That’s who! I can’t bum around all day and watch shows. I got chores to do even when I’m sick!
See what I’m saying? Being an adult isn’t all its cracked up to me. It’s not rainbows and butterflies. Being an adult is hard work! Kids don’t even know how lucky they are to be kids! I wish I could be a kid just for a week so I can appreciate all the things I used to take for granted. I would for sure start with taking a nap every single day!
I hope you enjoyed my list of 7 things I wish I knew as a kid!
If you could go back and be a kid just for a week, what are some things you would do? Do you think you would like it? I want to hear your thoughts on this one!