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22 people answer the question, "What was awesome as a kid, but sucks as an adult?"

22 people answer the question, "What was awesome as a kid, but sucks as an adult?"


Some people can't wait to grow up, and other people want to stay kids forever (at least maybe early 20's). That being said, time marches on whether we like it or not, and either way, some things get better and some things get worse.

In a post on Reddit someone asked a great question, 'What was f'ing awesome as a kid, but sucks as an adult?' Here are our favorite responses:

1. NoMoreMrQuick

Water Parks - now all I see is piss in the pool and a gaggle of judgmental teens.

2. VillainousWorkman

My birthday. It's not that I hate it, it's just that I don't care about it anymore.

3. JumpyBomber

Going to the mall. I used to like browsing stores, but now I just want to get what I need and go.

4. strawberry_tall_cake

Eating large quantities of candy in a single sitting.

5. Slowmechanic180

Getting mail. I remember everyday begging my parents if I got mail. (I had pen pals). I got so excited when something came for me. Now I dread going to the mailbox because all that will be there are bills.

6. lamacake

I try to do that now while holding my little one and I do about two spins before I'm lightheaded and dizzy as a drunk.

7. Content-Discussion56

Losing a tooth.

8. Persimus

Waking up in another place than you fell asleep.

9. Lala6699

The State Fair. Especially now that I have to pay for everything.

10. macaronsforeveryone

People coming to your house to visit and stay a few days.

11. Significant_Map122

Staying awake till 2 in the morning as a teen/young adult: 'Yea baby!! the possibilities are ENDLESS!! Staying awake till 2 in the morning as a 40-something: 'This is gonna hurt in the morning'

12. GodEmperorOfHell

Teenagers. As a kid, teenagers are the coolest and you cannot wait to be one. As an adult they are just stupid brats.

13. snacknslash


14. duffman13jws

Snow day. I either have to take vacation time or make up those hours, and I'm going to spend the whole morning shoveling my damn driveway.

15. Ekecede

No Pain! I could fall down, scrap my knee and cry for like 1 minute and then get back up and ride a bike, or play tag or whatever. Now, I fall down... I am staying down and may need Life Alert! I have to take advil, put my knee up with Ice, and complain to my wife how painful it is for the next week. That is if I am lucky and didn't break the whole thing.

16. BrokenZen

Going to McDonalds. As a kid, it was a victory. As an adult, it's defeat and sadness.

17. Xseeker24

Sleeping on the couch. Could easily fit and was sometimes teleported to your room upon waking up. Now, it's just neck and back aches

18. chadthundertalk

Summer. When you’re a kid, it's three months of freedom from school. When you’re an adult, you still have to go to work, but now it’s sweltering hot and you’re sweating your b*lls off all day, every day.

19. PresenceEducational3

Jumping on a trampoline- I used to love it but nw if I try it I can actually feel my brain bouncing around in my head.

20. -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.

21. doctor-rumack

Twinkies. When I was a kid, they were the greatest things I've ever tasted. A couple of years ago I bought a package of two to share with my 10 year old, and neither of us got past a single bite. Those things are wretched.

22. phx33__

Fish sticks

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