Being an adult is certainly challenging, but there are also plenty of fun things about it. You can have ice cream for breakfast if you want to! You can stay up as late as you want! You can buy whatever video games you've been wanting to play!
Of course...that breakfast ice cream might make you feel awful for the rest of the day. And staying up late usually means waking up feeling groggy and grumpy. And you can't buy too many video games because you have to, you know, pay rent. So I guess you could say adulthood has some drawbacks, too.
That's probably why the #BestPartOfBeingAKidWas hashtag started trending recently. People on Twitter began reminiscing about the parts of their childhood they miss the most. I gotta say, they definitely have a point. Reading through these tweets definitely left me feeling nostalgic. Maybe I will have some ice cream for breakfast after all.
Or maybe I'll just smear ice cream all over my face like this kid.When you're a kid, you can do pretty much anything. Here are some of our favorite #BestPartOfBeingAKidWas tweets.
Blanket forts.I'm pretty sure that four-poster beds were invented as a way to continue enjoying blanket forts into adulthood. There's nothing quite like spending time in a blanket fort (even if half of that time is spent rebuilding your fort after the blanket falls off the couch).
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas not having to pay bills.— Ms. Dreamer (@Ms. Dreamer)1553223630.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas cereal and Saturday morning cartoons!! https://t.co/a8RlCrckn2— 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓲𝓮 🌸 (@𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓲𝓮 🌸)1553223645.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas Driving around in one of these bad boys! https://t.co/G8WIh8SdTE— Alexis Turple (@Alexis Turple)1553619967.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas digging through the cereal box just get to the gift inside— Mukamphetamine 🎋 (@Mukamphetamine 🎋)1553223628.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas the pure enjoyment and freedom of those days. Riding bikes with friends, reading, climbing… https://t.co/YXcg35Jys0— KC Sprayberry (@KC Sprayberry)1553249076.0
Imagination.If you talk to yourself as an adult, it's called "being eccentric." Or "totally bonkers."
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas playing in the sprinklers! https://t.co/VxEgkNQ8it— 𝐌ick (@𝐌ick)1553223648.0
Summer.I think adulthood would be approximately 200 percent better if everyone still got a summer vacation. How can we make that happen?
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas only worrying about YOUR Christmas list - not everyone else’s!— Doug Xtra - 𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘶𝘨 🎮🎬 (@Doug Xtra - 𝘕𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘶𝘨 🎮🎬)1553224142.0
Naps."Don't it always seem to go that you don't know whatcha got 'til it's gone?"
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas looking up naughty words in the dictionary. #NotThatWereSuggestingYouDoIt https://t.co/U6c2aDnCtm— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com)1553261282.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas not getting burned! https://t.co/Zh3jCLavWc— The Notorious B.E.C.K.Y (@The Notorious B.E.C.K.Y)1553223782.0
Silent reading time.
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas mandatory silent reading time at school 📚❤️— Random House (@Random House)1553262927.0
Having no frickin’ idea how much stuff costs. #BestPartOfBeingAKidWas— SeductiveSusie (@SeductiveSusie)1553223727.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas The blankets seemed so big. https://t.co/T2MTSeYFNb— DawnRayz 🏄🏼♀️ (@DawnRayz 🏄🏼♀️)1553224140.0
Grandparents.You can always count on Grandma and Grandpa to spoil you rotten. That's what grandparents are for, right?
Technology.This is something that a lot of kids these days will never fully appreciate. We were pretty lucky!
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas snow days https://t.co/tBDaECihYk— Don the Bearded (@Don the Bearded)1553224479.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas falling in love with books for the very first time 📚💕✨— Penguin Random House 🐧🏠📚 (@Penguin Random House 🐧🏠📚)1553261545.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas trading lunches with kids who got better snacks than you— shanniegans (@shanniegans)1553609959.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas going to the playground...and living to tell about it https://t.co/ByAvmcgaKT— 𝐌ick (@𝐌ick)1553223779.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas having someone dress me, cook for me, and drive me around.— Indict Domestic Terrorists & Treasonous Lawmakers (@Indict Domestic Terrorists & Treasonous Lawmakers)1553674570.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas going out on a walk where you don't actually have to walk https://t.co/RysCxVFzj0— 🍁 Canadian Fletchy☘ (@🍁 Canadian Fletchy☘)1553224019.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas Having a fast metabolism https://t.co/S0KhWI4CY6— Crystal (@Crystal)1553223876.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas not throwing your back out just by sneezing— ⚖️Imani Gandy ⚖️ (@⚖️Imani Gandy ⚖️)1553276091.0
Ice cream!I can still remember the sound of the ice cream truck that used to drive around my neighborhood. And I can still taste the Flinstone's Push-Ups I used to get every time.
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas magically transporting yourself to bed after falling asleep on the couch while watching Joh… https://t.co/AEx3yZFQ1T— Jason Mxyzptlk (@Jason Mxyzptlk)1553223710.0
#BestPartOfBeingAKidWas passing notes to friends in class. https://t.co/ecaTDqClj6— ℂ𝕙𝕖𝕨𝕪 ℝ𝕠𝕤𝕖 (@ℂ𝕙𝕖𝕨𝕪 ℝ𝕠𝕤𝕖)1553223915.0