Ten on Tuesday
Ten Things That You Miss From Your Childhood
- Dancing all the time. I would come up with elaborate, choreographed dances and even entered the local lip-synch/dance contest a few years. Got me some ribbons, too.
- Summers. Summers were special. I had two months away from the other kids at school, two whole months to read and play outside. We rarely got to take a real vacation, but that was ok. I regret that Summer isn’t anything special anymore, just the months that are hottest. .
- Swimming. I used to love to swim at Lake Taconic. One year mom got us a season pass and we went all the time during the summer. Now I’m afraid of water I can’t see the bottom of and don’t enjoy being wet and cold when I get out.
- Making friends easily. For a while, until 4th grade when everything changed, I used to be able to charm people off the street. Literally. Just ask my mom.
- The Dukes of Hazard. God, I loved those boys and that stupid car jump stunt never got old.
- Not having to work for a living. That’s pretty self-explanatory. Being a grownup is pretty stressful.
- The local library. My little brother and I used to bring home stacks of books from the library that was literally around the corner. We had our own library cards and could go there together on our own.
- Being healthy. Aside from some food allergies, I was fit and brown as a nut.
- 1-2-3 Jello. This stuff was THE BOMB. If you never had it, you missed out on a true treasure.
- Ignorance. I miss not knowing some of the things I do know.