Often adults lament about the responsibility of adulthood. We encourage children to enjoy their youth, and warn them that they shouldn't want to grow up so fast. While there are things I do miss about childhood, I enjoy my life and being an adult.
Not having bills
Not having monthly menstruation
My grandmother's cooking*
Seeing my childhood home as a place of relaxation*
Not worrying about what I eat Not having loved ones who are no longer alive
Being able to buy what I want
Having drinks with friends
"Adult bedroom cardio" ;-)
Unlimited or monitored internet access
Being able to plan and go on trips when I want
Being able to buy meaningful presents for others
Complete control of my daily activities Having long histories and memories with family and friends
*These things are more a result of my grandma's current state of health than of me growing older. But I guess aging of our elders is also a part of growing older.
What do you miss about childhood? What do you enjoy about adulthood?