18 Things from childhood I miss

18 things from Childhood I Miss

I came across an interesting article the other day called 18 Things from Childhood I miss and it got me reminiscing about wonderful things from my childhood.

If you think back to your own childhood, what things do you remember that create happy memories ? 

Little things like long days playing outside with friends, riding bikes along country tracks, building cubby houses and buying bags of mixed lollies at the local milk bar?

Change is constant but when I look back in my own life, there seems to have been so much change in just one generation. With all the on-screen technology available today, I got to thinking that maybe our children will miss out on some great things that I enjoyed and took for granted back then.

Here is my list of 18 Things from childhood I miss …

  1. Being able to run around the neighbourhood, unsupervised and safe
  2. The great outdoors – climbing trees, camping, catching tadpoles, jumping in puddles
  3. Free to play – waking up, putting on yesterday’s clothes, running outside to play with no phone and no deadlines – coming back only when you were hungry, it was dinner time or it was dark.
  4. Creating your own fun – the park became the pirates treasure cove; sheets over chairs became the secret cave; bits of fabric in mums sewing box became Barbie’s new wardrobe. It didn’t matter what we didn’t have, our imaginations created fun.
  5. Never had the latest toys and gadgets and didn’t care
  6. A belief in all things wondrous – Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy – were all magical and gave a sense of excitement.
  7. A bag full of mixed lollies for just a few cents from the local milk bar
  8. Two for 1 cent lollies
  9. “Footy” Ice Creams
  10. “Cobbers”
  11. The Ice Cream Van’s jingle brought a tingle of excitement
  12. Not having a care in the world – didn’t know what bills, war and political correctness were
  13. Christmas was magical
  14. The value of things –  when $10 felt like a fortune.
  15. Eating dinner at the table with family talking about the day
  16. Not worrying what other people think – wearing pink stripes with green dots didn’t require a second thought.
  17. Milk bottles left daily on the porch (and the milk money was safely left for him to collect)
  18. The bread delivery man and the smell of fresh bread in his basket

What do you miss most from your childhood?

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