Ahhhh…To Be A Kid Again
Since being on Facebook, I came across one of my dear childhood friends with whom I’ve made great memories. She now lives in London, England. We’ve exchanged e-mails catching up on the missing years and it was almost like time stood still. Sure, we’ve grown up, lived lives and stuff, but we remember our childhood like it was yesterday. Since chatting with her, everything and I mean EVERYTHING came flooding back one night and it made me realize just how much I miss being a kid. I miss playing outside all day, making forts, riding bikes, running through the sprinkler, having sleepovers and the biggest worry we had, was getting all our playtime in before having to go home to bed.
I sure miss those days. Some of the greatest memories were those when we would go out on the hill behind our houses, squish down all the tall grass and lay there staring up at the clouds, roll down the hill until we were too dizzy and laughing too hard to stand, in the winter, toboggan down the hill or make snow forts.
Nowadays, kids don’t do those things. I think one of the main reasons for that is it’s not as safe for kids to be running around with their friends anymore. Too many perverts and sickos out there cause paranoia. There’s that and the wonderful world of technology. Too many computer and video games keep the kids indoors. There is also the junk food, to which we won’t even go.
I remember being so excited to go out and play with my friends. We would take our allowances to the store once a week and buy ourselves a special treat, take those treats back to the fort in one of our back yards and play all day. We were also very proud of our inventions we’ve created, calling our parents out to some and see them. Whether it was a fort or a stage where we would perform many, many plays or concerts. We had fun and they seemed to have just as much fun watching us.
Where did all the creativity go? Why are so many kids too preoccupied with the TV instead of going on adventures in the yard? It’s just too bad things can’t go back to the way they once were. When they were calm, more peaceful and just plain old fun.
It just seems to me that people are just too busy to stop and relive their childhood and share that with their kids.
As for me, I’m off to go play in the fort we just made!