What part of your childhood do you miss the most?
Submitted by Maretta.
As I watch the world go by and I see the crap that I need to protect Kiddo from and the stuff I can't protect her from and she has to deal with on her own, it makes me realize how much better the world was 20-some years ago.
When I was growing up, we had an innocence and a freedom that just isn't afforded the youth of today. My brother and I were the only black kids around yet we were treated just like everyone else (for the most part). We didn't lock our doors or our cars and we could walk around our neighborhood without fear of rapists or killers.
So yeah, I miss that innocence. The spontaneity of getting up and just doing whatever, whenever. The freedom to sleep late and stay up late to play hide and go freeze or release or HORSE, or peg or any other ridiculous game we made up.
I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid.