No bills, no worries, no doubts – kids really do have it good!
Do you remember the days when you could skip down the street just because you were happy? No-one looked twice and if they did, it was only because you’d reminded them what it was like to be a care-free kid.
Library fees didn’t exist. The school library was just happy to see the books returned even if they were a few months late.
And the thought of guilt being attached to dessert was simply unheard of. I mean, really, the only reason we ate our dinner was to get dessert.
So, in honour of my unappreciated youth, I have compiled a list of things I haven’t done in a while. If you think of some others, feel free to add your own.
- I haven’t left the house in my pyjamas.
- I haven’t eaten a whole bag of lollies just because it was there and without fear of a sugar high.
- I haven’t been brave enough to return an old law handbook that I borrowed back in 1997. I’m concerned they may have some legal comeback if I remind them about it now.
- I haven’t cleaned under the couch in recent memory. If the kids didn’t dump their rubbish there, it wouldn’t be an issue.
- I haven’t ordered dessert instead of dinner when I’ve been out to a restaurant.
- I haven’t asked for the haircut I actually want. This is a whole can of self-esteem worms we don’t want to open.
- I haven’t paid the phone bill on time for the longest time. An extra day won’t spark a worldwide economic collapse. Or will it?
- I haven’t ignored Facebook for any more than a week since I signed up. I am a teeny tiny bit addicted.
- I haven’t sung out loud for fear of someone hearing for a very long time.
- And I haven’t climbed a tree just for the heck of it.
But the day is young . . .