Adults Are Sharing Things They Loved As Kids That Don't Hit The Same Now

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Adulthood can be filled with many incredible opportunities that can drastically differ from childhood. While there are many things that people love throughout their life, some things may not hit the same as they did when they were kids. Reddit user u/ChaosEO347 asked: "What’s something you loved as a kid but hate as an adult?" and the responses had us feeling like Tom Hanks in Big.

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    223 VOTES

    Getting Mail

    From Reddit user u/stresstive626:

    Getting mail.

    As a kid it was exciting cos it would only happen around Christmas and my birthday but now it's just bills.

    Reddit user u/Cayde_7even replied:

    ...and junk mail.

    223 votes
  • 2
    268 VOTES


    From Reddit user u/Illustrious_Repair:

    Spending the night at someone else’s house.

    Reddit user u/jazzisaurus replied:

    Totally, I have a friend who lives about an hour away (via public transit) and whenever I go to visit her and we go out for drinks, she says I can stay over. Even if it’s 2am, I always choose to pay for the 47-minute uber ride home so I can sleep in my own bed and wake up in my own house!

    268 votes
  • 3
    195 VOTES

    Making New Friends

    From Reddit user u/Noobmaster698757:

    Making new friends, so much easier when you are still a kid.

    Reddit user u/filmthecocoguy34 replied:

    eems everybody is so busy we start to forget to connect, even if it's just for a cup of coffee, hell, I gotta ask people at least a week ahead of time to hang out, sometimes more.

    I also miss the days of hanging out on a whim, like when I was in my teenager/early 20's.

    195 votes
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    172 VOTES


    From Reddit user u/Amin_Abdul_Awal:


    It just reminds me that I am getting older.

    Reddit user u/parallaxdistortion replied:

    Turned 32 last week. It was basically just another day. I put in my time at work and then responded to the posts from people I never hear from except on my birthday.

    172 votes
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    139 VOTES

    Staying Home On A Sick Day

    From Reddit user u/-eDgAR-:

    Staying home on a sick day.

    As a kid it was a huge victory, got to stay in bed all day, watch TV, and having a parent tend to your every need. Then as an adult you're just thinking about the work you're gonna have to make up for and how you hope you don't need to go to a doctor.

    Reddit user u/mt379 replied:

    Feel like this depends on your job. I used to be a bus driver so this wouldn't apply. Kids weren't left waiting on the side of the road till the next day to go to school lol, just got another bus.

    Even now in IT I'd still be able to chill. I may have stuff to do when I got back but depends on the job and how overworked your position is. 

    139 votes
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    197 VOTES

    Carnival Rides

    From Reddit user u/JaceMalcolm:

    Carnival rides. Used to love em as a kid. Now I can't get on the tilt-a-whirl without getting super sick.

    Reddit user u/Hobbsolo replied:

    Man, I used to LOVE the Scrambler at fairs - Went on one a few years ago, and my fn neck just hurt for days lol. G-forces tryna yank my head right off!

    Kind of a depressing “I’m-getting-old” moment for me.

    197 votes