Quoted from Kissin Blue Karen
Beyond the Books is a weekly meme where I throw out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. Come back here and share the link to your blog post, and we all have fun learning about each other.
I am so excited to participate and this is my first week participating. I know I don’t usually do memes and the like, but I thought it would be a good way for me to start diversifying my content a little bit, and as part of my participating in Bloggiesta this year, I figured I needed to start putting myself out there more.
This week’s topic was “The things I miss about being a kid”
Thinking back to childhood, I think what I miss the most is the carefree nature of it all. There really was no responsibility. Sure, my family didn’t have much and I am sure they struggled, but I didn’t really have to know about it. I was not responsible for it. I got to play and be free and just be a kid.
I had an endless supply of books. Yep, I was obsessed, even then. Libraries held an endless supply of new adventures and new friends that were a page turn away and I could get lost there for hours. Time to go home was when the street lights started to come on, and I would hop on my bike and head back. Times were so much simpler.
I didn’t have video games. They existed, but we didn’t have them in our house. The original Nintendo came out when I was 7. I climbed trees. I played baseball and hockey in the street with my cousins. I dug holes. I played in the woods. I got dirty. I rode my bike. And I read. And do you know what? I was free. I loved it.
Those were the moments I cherish, because now, my time is scheduled, budgeted, managed by an electronic leash tying me to reality and the real world! I love my life and wouldn’t trade it, don’t get me wrong, but there are moments and days that I long for that carefree life again, just for a little while.
What about you? What are your favorite childhood memories? What pulls you back to those moments just for a little while and makes you wish you were a little kid again just to feel that rush?