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Things We Hated As Kids But Appreciate As Adults


I was at work the other day typing on the computer and listening to some new music and I caught myself dosing off. I don’t think it had anything to do with the music per say but the fact that it was after lunch and I needed a nap. I thought ‘why are kids the only ones that get naptime?”

Kid’s don’t want naptime but adults do so why can’t we have a 30 minute naptime after lunch like we did in kindergarten? Countries like Spain and the Philippines have ‘siestas’ after their midday meal. I think we should here in the U.S. as well.

What are some other things we hated as kids but love as adults? What about vegetables? Most kids don’t like broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, tomatoes or a number of other ‘good for you’ foods. I didn’t care for most of those until I became an adult and now I love them all.

Free rent! Kids don’t have to pay for their home, bills, groceries or anything else. We have a 14 year old and he thinks we have a money tree I do believe. Kids have no concept of getting a paycheck and then watching it go right out the window just as fast as it went into the bank account.

We didn’t appreciate ‘allowance’ as kids. That was free money people. Maybe you had a few chores like laundry, mowing, dishes or the such but for the most part that was free money with no taxes taken out, by the way.

As a kid you can’t wait to grow up and be an adult. Make your own choices, have your own money, no curfew, and eat junk food as much as you want. As we grow older though we develop an appreciation for all of those things that we hated as kids (nap time).

What are some other things you hated as a kid but have grown to love or appreciate as an adult?

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