At some point in my life I tend to comprehend why it’s so wonderful to be a kid once again. Often I caught myself pining for the carefree feeling I had as a child like going off to summer vacation, playing all day long and watching favorite cartoon shows. There were no dull moments while I’m doing all these stuff, everything is crammed with exuberance as new learning and discoveries loomed before me. But now as I get older I’m confronted by life’s inevitable changes, instantaneously hiding the excitement brought by the blithe and untroubled feeling of being a juvenile. Thus recapturing those vivid moments from my childhood is definitely the most exciting thing to do. Here are some fond memories of my youthfulness which I would want to live through once more.
The nap time- Things aren’t the same now. It’s not every time we wish to sleep that we can. There are things to consider and things to get done before we can have the price of rest. For grown-ups sleeping or taking a break becomes the least concern. I can barely recall on how my mom would force me to go to sleep after lunch when it was the time I’m very eager to play with my busload of friends. It’s just by now that I realized how badly I would want to relish such amount of rest.
Innocence- Kids are guiltless about the facts of life. When I’m still young I didn’t know what heartbreak means and doesn’t have the Idea of how it feels-like. I didn’t know what’s the impact of money in our life that I don’t care even were poor. I don’t have big problems and the only problem I have is when my mom forbids me to play. Life is so naive and innocent back then, it is happy and perfect. How I wish I could still have that childish freedom of mind.
Parental Attention- The feeling of comfort from my parents when I’m sick, sad and depressed is something I badly miss the first time I stepped out the house because most of the time I cling to them especially when I’m faced with hardships. They even attended almost all of my needs and tried to spoil me by flaunting their special care.
Petty quarrels with my siblings- It’s funny to think on how I exchange punches with my siblings every time we fight for senseless reasons. Although we knew that we might end up hurting our ass because mom would definitely whip us, still we persist into our stupid arguments. It’s not often we get to see each other now and sometimes I desire that once in a while we’ll have a little spanking like before. Actually those dorky quarrels I had with my siblings have nurtured the connection we have for each other.
Being jobless and unoccupied- One thing I like being a kid is that I am not obliged to work. Yes I am often sent for an errand by my father but still it depends on my discretion whether I will obey or not. I have the freedom to be irresponsible and unproductive then and I don’t have worries about the things to get paid for like electric bills, house rental and other financial things.
The silly games we play- During brown out I used to dawdle with my friends as we catch fireflies. We endlessly play hide and seek and jump over thorns. We used to mold the sand into balls, catch crab-lets at the creek and play gatekeeper and trespasser game.
I bet all of us really would want to savor the times when were still young and carefree because these were the times that we don’t think of serious stuff that often give us headache whenever we think of it.