I Miss Being A Kid

Happy Friday!
Although I've been a blog slacker this week, I thought I'd end it right with Beth's Friday Fives!
The topic: 5 things you miss about being a kid
The answers:

1. Family Vacations. I miss those soooo much. We used to take family vacays to the beach in the summer, the mountains in the fall. So much I miss about those times. Sadly, we haven't done that since I was in the 8th grade. Yes, that would be 14 years! Wow. That's just stupid!!!


2. Like Beth, I too miss the love of summer. It used to be my favorite - no school, lazy days, fun trips. Not so much these days. Summer is now officially the time of year I hate most!


3. I miss the innocence. How great was it when we didn't know all the struggles that our parents went through to pay bills and give us nice things. It was so much better when I didn't know how the mortgage payment got paid, it just did. I miss the days of fairy tales and magical stories. How my grandaddy was magic because he made the money to cover the checks my granny wrote! The magical feeling a kid feels at Disney World is unlike any other! Those were the days!

4. I miss playing in the woods. Looking back, it's a miracle that I wasn't eaten by snakes and bugs and boogy monsters! But I absolutely loved, loved, loved the woods. I had no fears there. Ironically enough, the woods scare me to death now!

5. I miss the first day of school! Weird, I know. But everyone always had their new fall clothes, and even though it was still very hot when school started back, you still wore your cutest new outfit - even if it was a winter one! I loved it!