Times change. Think back to when you were a kid. There were some things you absolutely HATED only to grow up and wish you could have more of.
Being a grown-up really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and while we spend all our childhood wishing we were an adult, actual adulthood is spent looking nostalgically back at our youth and an age when Freddo Frogs were 10p.
That got us thinking about the things we hated as kids, but now really love as adults – and here are ten of our favourites.
Being told you’re too tired as a kid and need to go for a nap is like the ultimate insult. Now as an adult, we f*cking crave naps. On the bus, on the couch, at our desks when the boss is out. Any time, any where. We need them.
Speaks for itself really.
Not many kids wanted to get in the bath – sitting there for half an hour doing nothing isn’t exactly fun, but as an adult it is total bliss. Women love soaks in the bath, guys enjoy long showers probably for different reasons, but at the end of the day, a wash is far more fun than it used to be.
Going to your room<
Before Super Nanny, there was no naughty step. Kids were just sent to their rooms for an hour and unlike the youth of today, probably didn’t have a TV, an iPad, an iPhone and God knows what else to play with. Now going to your room for alone time is amazing. Being sent to your room by your other half is even better – especially if they’re coming with you.
Being in bed before ten
How uncool that was when we were kids. Now, it is the height of amazingness, with work looming the next day, getting into bed and actually getting a full eight hours sleep is the holy grail. Seriously.
Sitting next to a member of the opposite sex
At school, the boy/girl/boy/girl seating order was an absolute nightmare. Total buzz kill. Now it’s pretty cool and let’s face it, most of us try and engineer a way to get closer to someone we find f*ckable. If only mandatory boy/girl seating still took place…
As a kid, you were automatically opening yourself up for teasing and ridicule if you enjoyed spending time with your parents. Now, as an adult not only do you enjoy spending time with them, but going to your old home and seeing a fully stocked fridge and eating food you did not have to cook or pay for is the dream. As is taking your washing home to your mum. If she’ll still do it of course.
People thinking you’re younger than you actually are
Because once you hit the wrong side of 25, being asked for your ID is no bad thing. In fact, it’s quite flattering. And appreciated.
The day finishing at 3.30pm
Yeah, remember how you thought school was the longest thing in the world and having it finish at half three was child abuse? Well now it doesn’t seem so bad does it. Nor does the teeny, tiny bit of homework you had to do. Nothing like the endless reports, assessments and other utter crap your boss sends you home with now.
Quite honestly the most amazing thing in the world, and probably the only thing that gets you smiling at the end of a hard day. As a kid, the taste of your parents wine was disgusting. Now you don’t even bother ordering by the glass. Give me the motherf*cking bottle.