What do you miss/don't miss about your childhood?

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03 Aug 2016, 7:44 pm

I don't miss the dad I never knew.


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03 Aug 2016, 7:46 pm

I miss having a family that is a family... funny how people turn out later

I dont miss the bullying at school.


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02 Aug 2017, 11:28 pm

I miss getting excited about birthdays & Christmas.
I don't miss riding the school bus.



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03 Aug 2017, 12:23 am

I miss the sheer amount of time I sent as a kid wasting time on clearly pointless endeavors and having a blast with it. I distinctly remember spending an entire afternoon trying to see if I could jump-kick over the invisible walls outside of the castle in Super Mario 64. Realistically speaking, the game's physics made doing so entirely impossible, and even if I had managed it, the game would just glitched out anyway. Nothing interesting would have happened, at all. In a sense, I knew that even at the time, but I wanted to try anyway, and try I did.

Nowadays, everything I do has to have an end-goal. I like video games, but I often struggle with just... playing, without setting constant achievable goals for myself.


What I don't miss? Gym class. I was so, so, so painfully uncoordinated. I still am. I almost always forgot my shoes, which was in large part an executive functioning issue, but I... also wasn't exactly motivated to remember them? I was always kind of was relieved whenever I forgot them since it meant I had to sit out, even though I'd always get my ear chewed out over forgetting them again.



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03 Aug 2017, 1:17 am

I miss being able to socialize easier

Don't miss my violent abusive nutcase dad



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03 Aug 2017, 12:32 pm

I miss taking trips with my family.

I do not miss my obnoxious teachers & classmates at school.



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03 Aug 2017, 3:42 pm

I miss:-

-Playing imaginary games in the garden on hot summer days
-Going up to your room to play when friends or cousins come round
-Going to those child play centres with the ball pits and big slides and bright colours everywhere
-Having that magical feeling at Christmas
-Party games at birthday parties
-Coming home from school and watching childrens programmes
-Playing with toys
-Getting away with being cheeky or hyper
-Staying by the sea for long weekends in a caravan, doing fun kid stuff with all the family

I don't miss:-

-Catching sickness viruses because of immune system still building up
-Having loose teeth
-Being teased by older siblings
-Putting up with the sound of bells at school (bells were the bain of my school life)
-Being classed as special needs and being defined by my diagnosis
-Having teachers tell your mum if you done something naughty at school, then being grounded
-Starting a new school year after the long summer break
-Homework


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03 Aug 2017, 4:49 pm

Miss-my special holiday and birthday celebrations
All of my very special cats, especially Samantha, Peter, Paul and Prince

Don't miss-bullying and feeling different from other kids throughout elementary and middle school
College professors who espoused a negative philosophy of life
Not driving at the normal age, or doing anything normal until my late 40s
A very scary experience earlier in the year that nearly erased all the improvements I have made over the past couple of years



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03 Aug 2017, 11:22 pm

I miss my grandparents & visiting with them.

I do not miss being told to follow stupid rules.



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04 Aug 2017, 3:57 am

Rose colored glasses

Living in the moment

Obliviousness

My turntable

My Paddington record

Paddington, Paddington, Paddington pie

A bird can whistle and so can I

Ask me a riddle and I reply

Paddington, Paddington, Paddington pie

Tra la la
Tra la la
Tra la la
Tra la la
Tra la la la la la



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04 Aug 2017, 4:37 am

Oh, and also I miss having new years parties that did not involve my peers getting drunk.


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04 Aug 2017, 11:20 am

I miss going with my Dad to go look at his new cars.

I do not miss the weird changes I went thru during my adolescence.



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04 Aug 2017, 10:08 pm

miss my high metabolism and IQ score

do not miss bullying



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05 Aug 2017, 1:20 pm

I miss good music & good television shows.

I do not miss my two brothers teasing me.



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05 Aug 2017, 9:13 pm

300series wrote:
I miss good music & good television shows.

I do not miss my two brothers teasing me.

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i miss that i used to enjoy doing things. such as pacman, jill of the jungle. watch tv. yeah i get that i never ha da lot of hobbies and i was never particularly good at anything. but who cares?

zest for life.

i miss that i did not have to worry about $$.