Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to adolescence. According to Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, childhood consists of two stages: preoperational stage and concrete operational stage. In developmental psychology, childhood is divided up into the developmental stages of early childhood (preschool age), middle childhood (school age), and adolescence (puberty to legal adulthood). Various childhood factors could affect a person’s attitude formation.
Being an adult is great and all, but things weren’t quite the same when we were kids. We didn’t want to eat our vegetables, hated taking baths, and don’t get me started about skipping naps. But things have changed (hopefully). Here are 10 things you hated as a kid that turned out to be cool now;
1. Taking Naps
And finally, the best thing about being a kid – the naps. You can take a nap anytime you want but you wont want to cause all you want to do is play.
2. The Opposite Sex
Lots of kids don’t like meat, alcohol makes them sick, so of course talking to the opposite sex would be problematic. Although, some people are yet to figure out that your special friend of the opposite sex is just as effed up as you are.
3. Eating Vegetables
One thing I’d never choose voluntarily were the veggies, except maybe for pickled stuff, but that doesn’t count. Eat your veggies because you never know what’s waiting for you in 20 years.
4. Choosing Cake over a Juicy Steak
Being an adult, you can choose what is going to be on your dinner plate today, but kids don’t have that luxury. More often that not I’d choose dessert over anything and everything, including roasted meat with mashed potatoes.
5. Watching Horror Movies
This one’s quite simple: kids HATE being scared. Adults live for that adrenaline rush!
6. The Taste of Alcohol
Remember those days when you will taste a little alcohol and almost died and Turns out vodka tastes like hell. years later, whiskey and others will become your best friend.
7. Taking Baths
Remember those days you would always cry when mom told you it’s bath time? I do, and I was a goddamn fool. Baths are amazing!
8. Listening to Good Music
By good music I mean genres like blues, jazz, classical tunes etc., not the usual Disney songs or catchy cartoon openings. Children’s psyche is not prepared to process the complex emotions put into the real music.
9. Getting Practical Gifts
Remember the time when you got your first practical birthday gift after years and years of getting toys and LEGO sets? That is just the spirit of a child.
10. Going to School
Granted, I may be one of the few people who, as an adult, would love to start over my school years, but such is the truth. When looking back at how dumb I was in my school days, I can’t help but facepalm. Now that I’m become a big boy I’ve learned to value the power of education and knowledge that my teachers tried to stick in my brain.