Top 10 Things That You'll Miss When Your Childhood Ends

The Top Ten
1 Going to School

I'm about to go to university in a few months and I can literally remember when I first joined a preschool. I am also pretty young at heart too. School is so much better compared to university. In school, there is less homework and some fun field trips. Preschool, however, is better than school. There is no homework, no work, just playing, drawing, doing arts and crafts, singing, napping, eating snacks, and it's just half a day. I sure wish I had a time machine to go back to the good old days.

This is true, I know a lot of people don't really like school but for me, I do like school and don't mind it. I will miss my friends and teachers when I have to leave.

Oh come on, we're STILL children through the school years! I mean, we don't get to BE children, but we fit the technical definition!

50% of adults miss school.
I can't believe American schools have naptime and longer holidays.

2 Playing with Friends

Yeah I don't think I would lose my friends when I'm older but I won't be able to see them often and will miss hanging out with them.

I am 21 years old today, and I still wish that I could play with my friends.

You can still hang out with friends as an adult

When you are an adult drinking is playing LOL

3 Lack of Stress

Who even likes stress. It's not fun. It's awful and horrible. It negatively impacts our health and well being. It negatively affects life.

I can't stress enough how much I miss being so worry-free. Believe me kids, you'll lose the freedom you have now. Embrace it while you can.

Actually, I still had stress occasionally during childhood, but once I reached adolescence, it got worse.

That is what I miss about childhood. No adult pressures such as paying bills and such.

4 Imagination

I find it quite dissapointing how there are absolutely no subjects that use imagination. It's all memorizing stuff.

I still like to daydream. In fact, I feel like I imagine MORE than I did as a small child

Nope. Believe me, you take that same imagination with you well into adulthood.

Imagination doesn't have age boundaries

5 Nap Time

Dear Naptime, I am so sorry that I have betrayed you. Please come back. I wouldn't sleep in Pre-K, but I'd love a nap nowadays.

Can you please allow nap time in nursery or even reception in Britain.

Can I nap during math class please?

When I was little I always stayed awake at naptime.Now I'm in 7th grade and I need more sleep.

6 Snack Time

This is like the only thing on this list I want back. Snack time was amazing.

Snack time in elementary... Apart from the "no junk food" rule it was great.

Gimmie a snack imma hungry.

Actually us special needs individuals have snack time and nap 💤 time different parts of the day

7 First Crushes

I don't miss this. This list entry might as well be named "first rejections", for me.

My first was in grade one

I miss my first crush. He was so cute ❤️

8 Innocence

Remember when you didn't know anything about sex? Good times...

9 Recess

In Australia we have 30 minute recess and 60 minute lunch

I miss those days

I don’t have recess in high school

From Kindergarten to 3rd Grade, I had around 30-40 minutes of recess a day.
In 4th and 5th Grade, it went down to 20.
In 6th grade, it went down to 10.
In 7th grade, lunch became the new recess.

10 Trick-Or-Treating

As an avid lover of Halloween and all things scary, I can honestly say that missing out on trick-or-treating every 31st of October gets me feeling a little depressed.

I'm just hoping to stay five-foot-two well into adulthood and trick or treat with a mask.

I miss Trick-Or-Treating, even though my overprotective parents always went with me

I'm one of the people who uses water buckets on Halloween

The Contenders
11 Baby Shows
12 Birthday Parties

Damn, I sure miss my birthday parties.

I only had 2 birthday parties during my childhood. One at age 3 and one at age 7. I haven't had another one since :(

I don't like parties or b'day parties

13 Freedom
14 Laughing

So you stop laughing when you reach adulthood? For some reason that made me do something I haven't done since childhood. I think I just laughed!

South Park is funny so this doesn't go away.

15 Favorite TV Shows

Goodbye Hercules the Animated Series and House of Mouse. Good thing that I can still watch them on YouTube.

Goodbye Dora, Ben 10, Rugrats and Foster's home.
Good thing Sesame Street and Teletubbies are still going.

I cannot tell you when my childhood ended or will end.

Shows like Sesame Street, SpongeBob, R&M, and more...

16 Video Games with Friends

I used to enjoy playing Halo Reach all the time but not anymore.

All those times playing Melee.

17 Easy Homework

To an older brother not to me

I wish my homework was coloring/writing words 3x each again instead of hard math problems! :(

Homework was very less back then. Now it's just hard math problems and too many projects! :(

18 Getting Forgiven for Minor Crimes and Accidents

Now I get in trouble for everything I do wrong.

19 Laziness

As a kid everyone did stuff for me. Now I have to work my butt off for my own needs.

20 Favorite Videos

AFV was my childhood

21 Being the Only Child

I was the only child until my sister was born when I was 6. Then I had to share my entire life.

22 Family Vacations

Children, the time you spend with your family is finite, so treasure every road trip

I never went to a vacation as a kid

23 Having your Favorite Presents for Christmas
24 Breaking the Rules

Or my favorite activity throwing temper tantrums! And not getting arrested or saying your not allowed to do that or you cannot come back to society!

25 No Politics

Then when you're an adult political activists keep forcing their beliefs on you and emotionally abusing you for every little offense

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