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10 Reasons I Am Glad I'm Not A Kid Anymore

It has been a LOOOOOONG time since I was a kid, but having three kids now myself — I get the awesome thrill to see all the kid-things again through their eyes and experiences. Most of it is totally awesome, getting to color again, be super silly, crafts and board games. It is really the best of both worlds.

There are days I wish I could return to the relatively stress-free, little responsibility lifestyle of kids, but then I remind myself — they don’t have it all easy either. There is a lot to learn, a lot of new and scary things and well, parents just don’t always understand.

Click through to read the 10 reasons I am glad I’m not a kid anymore:

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  • Growing Pains 1 of 10
    Growing Pains
    Oh do you remember the aches in your legs after a long day? I am so glad I don't have those anymore.
    Photo credit: pawpaw67 on Flickr
  • Strict Bedtime 2 of 10
    Strict Bedtime
    It's funny, when we're kids we want to stay up forever and then never wake up in the morning. I am glad now, as an adult, I can make my own sleep schedule.
    Photo credit: iluvcocacola on Flickr
  • Clumsy Feet 3 of 10
    Clumsy Feet
    Now, I still kind of have the clumsy feet, but for the most part it's not the same. When young you're feet grow before the rest of your body so you have that awkward tripping over yourself thing.
    Photo credit: jamieanne on Flickr
  • Growing Into Teeth 4 of 10
    Growing Into Teeth
    When the baby teeth fall out and the adult teeth come in and you still have a kid face and huge teeth... heh.
    Photo credit: Casina Royale on Flickr
  • Can’t Reach The Snack Cupboard 5 of 10
    Can't Reach The Snack Cupboard
    Not only are you not able to reach the cupboard, if you did, you're not aloud to snack when you want.
    Photo credit: JoeInSouthernCA on Flickr
  • Homework 6 of 10
    Homework
    I do have work at home, but no more math numbers and forced reading at the end of a long day.
    Photo credit: apdk on Flickr
  • Having To Eat Veggies You Don’t Like 7 of 10
    Having To Eat Veggies You Don't Like
    I love my vegetables, but there are some I can't stand. As a child, you are usually told to eat your veggies, even if you wanted broccoli but got carrots.
    Photo credit: WordRidden on Flickr
  • Nearly Always With Chaperon 8 of 10
    Nearly Always With Chaperon
    I like hanging with people, but sometimes it's nice to be alone. When you're a kid, you don't always get that luxury.
    Photo credit: visualthinker on Flickr
  • Being Told You’re Not Old Enough 9 of 10
    Being Told You're Not Old Enough
    Now these day's I am told I am too old, but when I was a kid, I hated being told I wasn't old enough yet. Feeling like a big kid but told you're not = not fun.
    Photo credit: emrank on Flickr
  • Having to Learn a Whole Lot of Complicated Things 10 of 10
    Having to Learn a Whole Lot of Complicated Things
    I love learning and it's awesome I still get to learn everyday. I am glad that I'm not a kid and having to learn the complicated things like reading, riding a bike, cooking, social niceties.
    Photo credit: eyeliam on Flickr

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