People Divulge Which Things Intended For Children They Really Enjoy As An Adult
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Do we ever really grow up?

Thankfully not.

And many of us relish some special piece of our childhood.

I don't know why we would have to give up what make us happy.

This whole notion that once you hit a certain age, certain parts of life are inappropriate, is silly.

For example, I will always not love riding in a shopping cart.

Redditor taylortaylortaylorrr wanted to hear from everyone about what simple things we really enjoy that are meant for a different age bracket. They asked:

"What is something meant for children that you still enjoy as an adult?"

I also love me some chewable vitamins. They just go down smoother.

Go High

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"Swings! Love them."


"Nothing like being forty years old at a public park and kind of feeling like you need to announce, 'I swear I’m not a creep. I just want to see how high I can go on this thing if I pump my legs really hard.'"



"Waterslides. Love that sh*t. In fact maybe they are made for adults only screw bringing kids."


"I used to love them. Until I got stuck in one. I got stuck in the ring and if someone never came down early I could have been in there for ages. Panicked the hell out of me man. Now I can’t use them. Shame, cause I used to love them."





"I grew up watching all the classics like The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Fairly Odd Parents, Dexter's laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Ed, Edd and Eddy, What's New Scooby Doo, SpongeBob SquarePants. I don't care how old I get, they'll never stop being entertaining."


"There are two types of people: people who never totally outgrew cartoons and liars."



"Playing in the sand at the beach."


"I mostly see grown men have the most fun playing in the sand. Most kids collect water and dump it. I don't see much playing unless an adult is facilitating. To me playing in the sand is exfoliating so I'm all for it. I used to hate the sand as a child. I didn't know how to properly clean it off before getting home."



"Water guns."


"Water guns are crap nowadays. 90s Super Soaker was peak. Meanwhile Nerf is better than it’s ever been right now."


I miss great water guns. They just fall apart now.

Scoob Forever

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"I'm 34 years old and I am sitting in my living room, sipping wine, and annoying the crap out of my darling husband by watching episode after episode of The Scooby Doo Show. I love Scooby and the Gang and I will never stop."


Just Smile

"Positive reinforcement. I love it when someone tells me I’m doing a great job."


"I always let my coworkers know they’re doing a great job. Even when it’s not exactly true I like to think I’m the glue that keeps his company together."


"I had positive reinforcements given to me during my military apprenticeship or whatever it's called, it was nice to hear."



"Bouncy castles."


"I would like to be able to jump in them like I could as a kid. I could jump in them for such a long time. Now after 2 minutes my a** is kicked, gasping for air, and I feel like I'm going to pee my pants."


"I came here to say this. :) I’m thinking about renting one for my 28th birthday this year."



"Stuffed animals! I still sleep with a couple in my bed lol."


"I sleep with a giant serta sheep. heck, he popped a hole 3 months ago, so i took the opportunity, pulled the stuffing out of him, and ran him through a washing machine a few times before putting new stuffing into him! all nice and clean!!!"


"My partner sleeps with a soft toy dog I bought him years ago. When I have to stay away for work or training, he lets me take it with me and I sleep a million times better with it."


Rest Up

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"I take a quick 30 min nap everyday during my lunch. It’s a fantastic way to boost my energy for the last 4 hours of my shift. And it improves my mood big time. I’m always happier after a nap."



"I will die on my deathbed eating a pack of Gushers."


"For the holiday weekend, they had Kool-Aid Bursts 6 for $1 at my local grocery. I should have picked up some gushers as I haven’t had either in probably 20 years. Complete the terrible summer snack as a kid."


Tiny. Floating Love.



"I just bought like a 24-pack of those tiny bottles of bubbles (party favor size), ostensibly for babysitting kit, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I wanted to open a bottle for myself and just sit in my living room blowing bubbles while I watch TV lol. Also just bought a $3 bubble gun for my nieces, just for fun, and I kept trying to convince them to go outside so we could try it out."


Puddy Mess



"I have a ton of playdoh in my babysitting bag and I have just as much fun playing with it as the kids lol. But I get a little anal about keeping the colors separated haha."


"I love Playdoh but it makes a huge mess."



"Children’s books. Especially classics like Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein poems."


"I read, 'The Giving Tree' again as an adult and had to fight back tears. It definitely resonated with me in a different way as an adult and with adult experiences."


"'Oh the Places You'll go!' is a timeless classic."


Push Me

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"Swings. It is impossible to be in a bad mood after a couple minutes on a swing set, lol..."



"Lego!!! Even better when you're older."


"I grew out of my LEGO obsession around my early teenage years, but quickly came back, as bored me found LEGO's digital builder while scouring the internet. I thought to myself that I should at least try it, as I used to play with LEGO a lot when I was a kid."

"Years later, I'm still using the now 'obsolete' LEGO program, and it's successor to create LEGO models. And with my continuous interest with LEGO, I'm starting to revive my physical collection of them, and planning on ordering parts soon for my old LEGO sets I disassembled when I was a kid."


Be Merry

"I don’t have any children, but I decorate the crap out of my house at Christmas time. I have 5 different trees that I put up all over the house and outside the house, along with all the trimmings."


"My kids are grown and I love to decorate still. I have never bought into the notion that Christmas is for children. Christmas is for everyone."


"We still decorate the house for Christmas and I always buy new stuff every year. I even left out a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa. (plot twist I ate/drank it)."


Spinning High

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"Bought a spin helicopter that goes 150 ft in the air and has led lights on it. Just waiting for it to get dark out."


I want all of these things. Forever.

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