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 toonsmith
Joined: 1/19/2005
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I really don't miss anything about being a kid. Terrible parents and living in fear of bigger kids.

I would not want to go through all that again.


But I enjoy feeling young while hanging out with my daughter. She keeps me young at heart.

Toon
 queenrhiannon
Joined: 8/15/2005
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/13/2006 1:51:57 AM
I am sorry for anyone who had a childhood with unhappy memories - there are way too many out there. I feel so damn lucky that I had growing up - and still have amazing parents, who were committed to us - and to eachother still after 51 years of marriage.
I think thats why my standards are a little high for a mate - someone who has to have the heart, convictions and strength of my father. My father was beaten by his dad, but he turned that around and used it as an example of how not to be a father. Sounds like you might be doing the same with your daughter, making sure she has a better childhood than you had - and kudos to you.

One thing I don't miss - is we moved from the city to a small town Onoway - and it was unpleasent. Hated the school, disliked most of the people - friends who I thought were my friends, always stabbing me in the back, I was bullied a bit by some native girls (still don't know why). Guess one of the reasons was I was the 'artistic' type, and always wanted something more - than just sitting in a pick up truck drinking beer. But after I graduated - came to the city - and met people that I am still friends with.
But I think everyone is bullied one way or another when they are kids. But as I told my niece who is going through it now - the best thing to do is get good grades, graduate, and make better life long friends. Then when she is pulling up to the MacDonalds window 10 years later in her brand new mustang - she can laugh as her main bully asks her 'do you want fries with that'

Oh - also miss the real dukes of hazzard, the real Battlestar Galactica, the real Hulk - and thinking these were the coolest shows.
 toonsmith
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/13/2006 2:52:06 AM
I think for people who had bad experiences as children, do appreciate the little things in life that can provide so much enjoyment.

I feel like Clark Griswold from Christmas Vacation, when I go all out on decorations and presents. I love it when my daughter rolls her eyes and says "Daaaaaad!" when we go sledding. Anything I missed out on as a kid, I made damn sure to enjoy in the present.

As a kid, we only had three networks and I watched almost everything. Swat, Chips, Happy Days, Johnny Carson, Kojak, Starsky and Hutch. There are days I feel like that character in the Jim Carrey movie The Cable Guy!

The only thing I do miss.....is the ability to eat an entire pepperoni pizza and still be hungry an hour later...not to mention not gaining an ounce!

Nowadays, if I even LOOK at a pepperoni, I gain 5 pounds.


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 marita_b
Joined: 6/15/2005
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/13/2006 5:40:08 AM
actually for those of us devoid of any good moments to think back on we know what making those times means to our kids,..and turns out,...you will one day find out exactly how right you were and how many small things meant a lot to your children,....

my kids and I were remenicing this christmas about their early years and it sure is nice to know that some of the things you thought they would never remember,..they did and even appreciated,...that,..BTW was my best gift this year from them too,...
 shineiton
Joined: 1/17/2005
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Posted: 1/13/2006 5:42:13 AM
I miss -
the family dinners when all 8 of us were together
riding on the back of the snowmobile with my dad and singing so loud he could hear me
"truckin" with my dad
playing forever with all the free time in the world
the cottage - without a t.v or phone (until my grandpa got sick) and having to do crafts actually play outside
exploring in the woods with mom an dad
snow days (off of school)
my grandpa and his BIG hands
playing girls chase the boys
beating up my brothers - lol
my imagination
the first kiss

OMG - I forgot all about mojo's until it was mentioned earlier ... and I do agree - the candy does not taste near as good today as it did back then.

King - i still play in the rain too - i love it

I don't miss -
homework
rules
having to clean the house after my brothers
puberty
the mean kids - i never got too much hassle - but man - girls change their minds on friends more than some of them change their underwear.


 Haunting
Joined: 8/12/2005
Msg: 106
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Posted: 1/13/2006 5:56:48 AM
I miss bedtime stories. I use to love being lulled to sleep as a story unfolded into my dreams. Reading before bed just isn't the same.
 ~~Cheeky Chick~~
Joined: 1/7/2006
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Posted: 1/14/2006 6:46:05 PM
I miss the simplicity of my life, being on the farm, and the quality time I had with my family.

Now, I'm here in Edmonton, in a busy hustle of a city and have no family within shouting distance. Life is so much more complicated, having lived so much in the past 10 years, with children and divorce...I would love to be back in the innocence of my youth.

But at the same time, I wouldn't give up what I've learned and accomplished...my children are all worth it :)

 o0oChristinao0o
Joined: 2/6/2005
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/14/2006 6:57:30 PM
-This biggest worry being what ur parents are making for dinner that night
-Having crushes that make your heart race
-being innocent and naive
-how everything seemed so much more exciting and new
 ashley1861
Joined: 11/6/2004
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/14/2006 7:26:46 PM
climbing trees
skinned knees
those darn bees
making memories
 Thorb
Joined: 7/15/2005
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Posted: 1/14/2006 10:12:28 PM
i miss not thinking about so much stuff like sex and taxes and the news.
oh and my teeth and hair too.
 twoshot
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/14/2006 10:24:38 PM
I could eat what ever I wanted and never gain an ounce.
 spiceygamble
Joined: 6/2/2005
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Posted: 1/15/2006 1:05:59 AM
I miss the flights of fancy feeling I had concerning time limits & schedules.
*sigh...
 livewirehere
Joined: 8/10/2004
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Posted: 1/15/2006 8:20:22 PM
I know what you're saying toonsmith~~ My ex had a really crappy childhood, but as an adult he knew how to have fun.. I'll never forget the time we dropped my daughter off for some school dance or something ((she was in 8th Grade I think>?))... Our car was in the shop and we were borrowing my father-in-laws junker.... I don't even know if there was a muffler on it or not>?

We dropped her off and all of her friends were standing outside ((of course))... When we left my ex gunned the engine and it sounded like the car was gonna blow up. I never laughed so hard in my life... Of course, I saw the "look of death" coming from my daughter's eyes, but it was definately worth it. That's what parents are for---to embarrass us, right>?
 spiceygamble
Joined: 6/2/2005
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/16/2006 4:03:15 PM
I miss how my grandparents seemed to bounce around.
Grampa was always making something intresting in the workshop...
Gramma made the house warm & cozy.
Their yard was my Disneyworld & the smell of the pantry fueled my dreams.

:)
 Thorb
Joined: 7/15/2005
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Posted: 1/16/2006 4:33:37 PM

we were borrowing my father-in-laws junker.... ... When we left my ex gunned the engine and it sounded like the car was gonna blow up


Hey.... that's almost the exact same scene that John Candy did in.... Uncle Buck.....
what a hilarious movie....

I miss the amazment I felt when I went to see a good movie.
 toonsmith
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/16/2006 5:32:00 PM
I miss the amazement I felt when I went to see a good movie.


Now that I can relate to.

Seeing Star Wars for the first time just blew my little mind. As kids, we knew seeing anything in the theatres was much better than watching TV. (Pre-video)

I can remember getting so excited when watching really bad science fiction films like Damnation Alley with George Peppard (Cool truck though) and those stop-motion Sinbad movies.

As a kid, getting into an R rated movie was a big deal! I was so much the regular that eventually, I was able to see any Charles Bronson that came out.

The only sort of bonding I ever had with my dad, was when he took me to see The Godfather movies. He laughed his head off during the horse head scene. Scary man.

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 JerryC79
Joined: 1/6/2006
Msg: 117
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/16/2006 7:13:24 PM
I miss Saturday morning cartoons
 ~~Cheeky Chick~~
Joined: 1/7/2006
Msg: 118
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/27/2006 9:20:06 PM
seeing my brother's face after I nicked him with a pellet....but I wouldn't miss falling outta that tree again....




Yup....I was such a GOOD farm girl

 Gotapulse
Joined: 3/21/2005
Msg: 119
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/27/2006 10:10:26 PM
What do I miss most about being a kid ? Well, for one thing, nobody is really happy and clapping when I $hit my pants nowadays. It's a double standard.
 SRV4ever
Joined: 12/16/2005
Msg: 120
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Posted: 1/28/2006 8:03:21 AM
wow Queen ..those tv shows were on when I waas in my 20's ! lol
I miss spending the day carefree, bike riding, playing hoscotch, going swimming every day..
picking blackberries, climbing trees.,watching American Bandstand...just being free with no responsibilities.
I'd only like this for a few days ...then it's back to the grind .
 FluxCapacitor
Joined: 1/25/2006
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Posted: 1/28/2006 12:29:45 PM
Hmm I am still a kid at heart..especially in a candy store. Here in Toronto we have a store called Sugar Mountain...oh my I just love it in there....on thier bags it shows a face with a big smile and says "recommended by 4 out of 5 dentists"LOL
 ~ Gentle ~ Breeze
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What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 1/28/2006 7:06:17 PM
~ mmmmm ~ although coming from a very hard upbringing ~ I thought everyone was the same ~ just being a kid and laughing with your friends ~ I was always joking around ~ everyone thought I was an angel ~ little did they know
 spiceygamble
Joined: 6/2/2005
Msg: 123
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 2/7/2006 6:54:23 PM
...oooh & the cola gummies wouldn't give me gut rot if i managed to eat the whole half pound bag in one sitting.
*sigh...
 whoville
Joined: 2/2/2006
Msg: 124
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Posted: 2/7/2006 6:56:00 PM
Running through the sprinkler in the backyard.

I miss it
 Football Mom
Joined: 1/10/2006
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Posted: 2/7/2006 7:02:55 PM
Being able to go to the candy store with a quarter and buying a lot of candy -
Running around outside barefoot, splashing in puddles
Spending my summers at the lake
Fighting with my brothers (no, not really)
Sleeping in . . .
Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy
Halloween
Not having to worry about bills
Visits to grandma's
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