Wayback Wednesday – I Wanna Be a Kid Again

Today is my 56th Birthday and although I love getting older because it definitely beats the alternative, sometimes I just wanna be a kid again.



DE Children's Museum


When a friend and fellow blogger, Lorena posted on Facebook last week that she was tired of being an adult, I offered to meet her at the playground for a game of Double Dutch and Jacks, and that I would even bring Candy Necklaces and Bubble Gum.





Because most adults are truly sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the angst and anxiety in today’s world.  The question posed on this week’s  Wayback Wednesday is:

If you could be a kid again for only 24 hours


  • What would be the first thing that you would do?  What food (s) would you eat?
  • What sweet treat would you indulge in?


If for only one day?


If you could stop “adulting” for the day


  • Where would you go?
  • Who would you want to spend the day with?


If for only one day?


I think after this evening’s Blogging Workshop of which I am teaching at Delaware Technical Community College, I will head home and eat a big slice of Birthday Cake.  I will blow out the candles, make a wish and I might even add a scoop of ice cream with a cherry on top – it’s only for one day!



Tell me:  Would you wanna be a kid again for just one day?



15 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday – I Wanna Be a Kid Again

  1. the happiest of birthdays to you! when my father turned 5p he started counting backwards, so you are only 44?! i was pretty mellow, i think i would climb a tall tree and just sit there enjoying the beauty and view?…i always loved that! i would work in the garden with my mother again, i still work in my garden, i guess she just watches and smiles! i would bake with her, i loved that and, of course!, still do! i would cook with my daddy, and yes, i still do! i loved running in the fields, no filds around here?…and play in the puddles when it rains, barefoot, no coat! yup, still do it!! and still tame my shoes off, i hate wearing wet shoes! i play hopscotch with my grandson and draw on the sidewalks with chalk, we finger paint and he loves the rain too! i would bring home stray and hurt animals, he and i take care of a stray kittie, i do to, and ive.rescued many an injured bird, as a child, loved it, and still! i didnt have many friends till i was about 16, we were laid back to and he would bring me wildowers in coke bottles to put in my locker, just a friend! and i still cut wild flowers and put them in coke bottles, glasses, whatever! obviously i had very few real friends, but i loved doing those small things with my mommy and daddy who still watch me as the cardinals in my yard?…i play by myself and with my grandson and did with my children, teaching them what i did…they do it too! always keep doing little things to keep your childhood alive within you! play and jump in puddles in the rain! play hopscotch with a girlfriend for the heck of it! it will keep you young forever!! im 58 with some little child mixed in! my neighbors shake thier head when i jump in puddles and stick out y tongue when it snows! thats ok, its part of me and should be part of all of us!!! ✌❤?

    1. Wow, all of that just made me smile. I would also love to draw on the sidewalk with chalk and play hopscotch and box ball. Lay in the grass and stare at the clouds waiting for the sound of the ice cream truck if only for 24 hours – all day with my sister who is no longer with us.

  2. You know, this is going to sound really weird, but I think I might actually go back to school. The things I liked doing as a kid I still do as an adult; I go boating and hiking and listen to music and read and draw (and I eat ice cream before dinner if I want to, hahahaha!), but I didn’t understand until well into my working career what a luxury it was to just spend the day learning.

    1. Not weird at all, I am back in the classroom as an educator conducting blogging workshops and I love it – there is something about learning that brings out the kid in all of us. Thank you.

  3. I feel good about being kid-like all the time. Birthday cake? Come on, cake is fine any day. Just not every day. Even a kid would tire of that.

    But… if I could be a kid again I’d do some of the physical things that I have more trouble with now: ride my bike no-handed, jump on a trampoline and do back-flips. Turn cartwheels down the sidewalk.

  4. I would love to be able to eat a banana split from Carvels or a brownie hot fudge sundae from Friendly’s. I would climb a tree, play kickball or dodgeball.

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