I had to sit back and think about this weeks 10 on Tuesday. It didn't take me long though to come up with 10 Things I Miss From My Childhood.
1. Being silly. When you're a kid - you just can! Now I get real silly from time to time, but I think as a kid it just comes naturally - and without any guilt.
2. My pool. It was nothing fancy. It was your standard above the ground round pool. We had a blast in it! And it wasn't my problem to clean or take care of it (which is one of the reasons we don't have one anymore).
3. Sleepovers. Every weekend was a girls sleepover. Especially as we got to our teen years.
4. Santa Claus. There was nothing like the magic of Santa Claus! I love Christmas, but when Santa becomes, ahem... "a different reality" a bit of the childhood magic is lost.
5. Lack of responsibility. You had three meals a day, a place to sleep and it all just happened, without you having to do a thing.
6. Mom's cooking. Kind of like #5 - it just sorta happened without having to do anything to make it so.
7. The ice cream man! No explanation needed.
8. Spending time with my grandparents. We spent quite a few weekends at my grandparents house and they are some of the best memories. Up until a couple of years ago I still had 2 of my 4 grandparents around. I can't believe I am approaching 50 and I still have my grandpa with me. He will be 100 in April.
9. Watching TV on Saturday - all day. My brother and I would usually fight over what we would watch but eventually settle in and enjoy what we picked. And there were always snacks to go along with it.
10. Summertime. Now we obviously still have a summer, but I don't have the pleasure of having that time off. I should have been a teacher!