It’s hard work being a kid.  Having people there to take care of your every desire.  Serve you food for you to turn your nose up at.  Take you fun places for you to have meltdowns.  Give you money to buy yourself sweets and toys.  

Apart from the obvious not having to go to work and pay the bills, there is a never ending list of things kids do that adults wish they could do too.  So here are my thoughts, and those of some fellow bloggers too…

 

things kids do that adults wish they could do too

 

Get a chocolate coin every time I managed to crap in the toilet or wipe my own arse.  Brummy Mummy of 2

 

Running around naked when it’s damn hot. Motherhood: The Real Deal

 

Run without breaking a sweat.

 

I just wish I could get rewarded with ice cream for eating all my vegetables.  You the Daddy

 

I wish I could rock wearing an Elsa dress with wellies to do the food shop. Island Living 365

 

Feel wide awake and sprightly at 6am in the morning.

 

Licking all the jam out of a plate of jammie biscuits. And then putting them back. Rhyming With Wine

 

Going into a restaurant and chucking my dinner on the floor because it was under seasoned.  It’s a Drama!

 

Ride a scooter everywhere and it not look a bit odd.

 

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Stare at strangers in the street, point at them and loudly shout “what’s that there.” A Slice of My Life Wales

 

Sing and dance with complete abandon (and no alcohol).

 

Not having to think about my diet, or whether I’m going to get fat if I eat that doughnut.  Beta Mummy

 

Shouting inappropriate comments in the street to strangers and then smiling and laughing, while you walk off. DIY Daddy

 

Face plant into a chocolate cake.

 

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People encourage me to have naps and are impressed when I do… if only! Twinderelmo

 

Have 6 weeks off every summer.

 

I wish I could see the world with the same kind of innocent wide-eyed wonder that they do, rather than the more world-weary eyes of an adult. That, and being able to run around the garden naked in summer.  Slouching Towards Thatcham

 

Get carried or put in a pushchair when tired. Hannah Spannah

 

Shout loudly if you don’t like something.

 

Those growbags look soooooo comfy and at least my hubby wouldn’t be able to steal the covers. Maflingo

 

Cry because they’re tired and it be perfectly normal. Tots & Tantrums

 

Have grandparents around to spoil them.

 

I would love to be able to laze around playing games and watching cartoons all afternoon as opposed to cleaning, cooking and being the slave-snack master. Mumzilla

 

Dress up as Batman everyday. 

 

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I want a treat every time I do a ‘PooInDaLoo’ Sinead Latham

 

Be praised and rewarded for doing chores.

 

Spending a whole day on the floor of your bedroom surrounded by Lego building impossible cars. Living UnPlugged

 

Have a ton of toys and stationery from our favourite TV program and not be considered a nerd.

 

Eat chocolate when I’m being naughty to keep me quiet Ankle Biters Adventures

 

Puke on someone and them not be mad.  They even clean it up for you.

 

I’d love to lie back and get someone to dress me. Obvs at this age I’d feel more comfortable doing my undies myself but apart from that! So Happy In Town

 

I would love to be pushed around in a buggy whenever my legs got tired and I didn’t want to walk anymore! Something About Baby

 

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I love the pure bluntness of kids. My daughter (4) will quite often very politely ask guests why they’ve been in our house for so long and enquire when they intend to leave! Dad Geek

 

Heelies.

 

Having snacks and drinks arriving all the time. Katy Kicker

 

To giggle until I get the hiccups.

 

Be pushed around in a shopping trolley when I go food shopping. Sophie’s Nursery

 

Be that flexible again! Kids bodies just bend and flip and do cartwheels and crabs so easily. Emma Reed

 

Fall asleep in the car and wake up in bed. Soph-obsessed

 

Look forward to getting older!

 

The ability to nap whenever I want. I only get the luxury of 1 afternoon nap per day… The Dadventurer

 

 

Just stop and sit down on the floor when I am fed up of shopping. Just Average Jen

 

Have all my clothes washed & ironed for me. Casa Costello

 

Eat chocolate, cake and crisps and not put weight on! Nelc3

 

Make a best friend by simply asking someone their name.

 

I’d love someone to spoon feed me calpol every time my nose runs! Mouse, Moo And Me Too

 

I wish I could call people in to the bathroom to check out my poo’s! The Dad Network

 

Turn into a tornado, make a massive mess in the living room, throw food around whilst eating…and have someone else clean it all up! That British Betty

 

Being pushed around in a pushchair like it’s a chariot. Mum Muddling Through

 

Going to the shops dressed as a dragon? My son did that yesterday. And people thought it was ‘cute’ not ‘weird’. Whinge, Whinge, Wine

 

What about you?  Any you would add to the list of things kids do that you wish you could do too?

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Claire Kirby

12 Comments on 50 Things Kids Do That Adults Wish They Could Do Too

  1. Haha – I think we should start doing these things, life would be more fun! Although…gro-bags for adults? Sleeping bags for adults? Those do exist – they’re called sleeping bags! 😉 #FridayFrolics

  2. Oh I love this post. I’ve decided that I want to start rocking the Batman looking every day. I would want someone to follow me around doing the theme tune as well. Youngest went through a stage where she had to go out dressed as spiderman. It went on for at least a month. She would be sat next to me in car and we would draw up at the traffic lights and Youngest would scare the people in the car next to us by doing her web snaring impression at them! #FridayFrolics

  3. Oh Claire this is brilliant. I’m actually eyeing up my tot snoozing at the side of me with a whole new level of envy haha. I wanna dress up like Batman too! Thanks for including me lovely x

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