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10 Things I Miss about Childhood

Recently when shopping at the grocery store, I came across Dad’s old- fashioned oatmeal cookies. Seeing these immediately took me back to my childhood and I happily bought them hoping to relive some of the good memories I associate with these tasty treats. This got me thinking about some of the other things I miss about my childhood. 

Here are some of them:
  1. Believing I could see Santa if I stayed up long enough, even though I never succeeded.
  2. PA Days. Statutory holidays just aren't the same.
  3. Joe Louis in my lunchbox. Maybe I should start buying these again.
  4. Making snow angels. What a fun way to embrace winter without caring about wet hair.
  5. Going to the convenience store every Sunday and stocking up on candy. A girl can never have too much. Those bubble gum cigarettes were awesome.
  6. Watching cartoons on Saturday morning. This was an important part of weekend activities.
  7. Singing songs over and over again...until I drove my parents nuts.
  8. Swimming pool acrobatics for hours on end. It's amazing how quickly your skin shrivels up.
  9. Hosting my dolls at “tea parties”. The best ones were those under the weeping willow trees.
  10. Believing in the tooth fairy; really the coolest of all since she gave money and was so sly.
What do you miss about your childhood?


  1. Great article. And, the list of things I remember fondly is long.. but, here are a few:

    1. Looking forward to things or events. As a kid it seemed like there was nothing else in the world while anticipating this.

    2. Endless curiosity. I'm still curious, but as a child my curiosity seemed much more pure.

    3. Lack of inhibition in moments, something as a kid was so effortless. I wouldn't care if I looked stupid. This is something we need to keep when we get older, but I find it's difficult.

    3. Zero Time scale that, as adults we naturally understand time is short, but as a kid the scale of time seemed like everyone was going to live forever.

    Those are just a few..

    1. Thanks for your comment Kevin. Not only did it seem that everyone would live forever, but time itself dragged on forever. I remember how long the summers felt...And you're so right about the endless curiosity. Kids ask questions about so many things we stop noticing -- it's like they're trying to unravel the mystery of the universe and are just about to figure it all out.


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