People Break Down The One Childish Thing They Still Do To This Day
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Someone once said that you're not really "old" until you stop playing - stop making the little choices for joy and fun in your daily life.


Making that choice for little bits of silly is something people are starting to proudly embrace.

Reddit user RepresentativeFast97 asked:

"To all the adults. What is one childish thing you still do to this day?"

Cheers to the childish ones, may you stay forever young ... and forever laughing at fart jokes.

Farts Are Funny

Power Rangers Fart GIF Giphy

"I'm not sure if it's childish or just being a man, but I will never fail to laugh at a good fart joke."

-fanofclutch

"There was this one time, late at night before going to bed I was talking to my dad about some benign thing and for absolutely no reason he just let one rip."

"Opposite end of the room dead in the face while I'm talking, blasting and it straight up stun locked me."

"He wasn't even phased asked me 'What's wrong bud?' and I still laugh when thinking back on it."

-Verunum

The Darkness

"Run away from the darkness when I turn off lights"

-ilovedtransyIvania

"Run one all fours up the stairs while you're doing it to be faster"

-Z4mb0ni

"And jump on the bed when you turn the light switch off on the wall. That way, whatever is underneath can't grab your feet"

-User Deleted

Splash

"When it rains heavily for a few days, our backyard walkway floods."

"I like to put on my rubber boots, my raincoat, grab an umbrella and stomp away in the puddles. I'm 65."

-invalidpassword

"You are my inspiration. Im 18 and hope I will never grow up."

-Oliver_Queen_4587

X-Games in Aisle 3

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"I still stand on the back of the shopping cart and kick-scoot it like a scooter up and down the aisles while grocery shopping. I’m nearly 50 years old."

-VictorBlimpmuscle

"Same here."

"I find Costco carts, while requiring more effort to get going, carry a lot of momentum."

"Aldi carts are notably in good shape due to getting returned so often."

"Giant Eagle carts are hit and miss, lots of wobble-wheels unfortunately."

-LeonardGhostal

That Food Was Bomb

"I still open the microwave before the bomb goes off."

-robbini3

"I never understood why I open the microwave at 1 sec left until now lol."

-BigWingWangKen

Blankie

"I had a comfort blanket as a kid, sometimes the lining of a coat pocket feels just like it so I walk around rubbing it like a comfort blanket."

-Targetmissed

"32 and I don’t go anywhere in the house or overnight without my super adult comfort blanket"

-dejapasstime

"My mom is 48 and still sleeps with a baby blanket her parents got her"

-Boneal171

Chocolate Milk

"I drink chocolate milk at restaurants."

"When asked if I seriously just ordered chocolate milk, I respond with 'you’re god damned right I did.'"

-DBM

"We had a buffet in our area that had chocolate milk."

"There were more adults than children who drank it."

-nauticalrangale

"Chocolate milk is delicious and that's the glorious thing about being adults. We can drink as much of it as we damn well please."

-Concerned-Pineapple

Puppy Love

Happy Dog GIF by TikTok Giphy

"I'm a 53 year old man. I just went up to my dog laying on the couch and smooshed my face into her fur and said:"

" 'Shmoopy Smoopy Poopy? Are you a SHHHmoopy poo? Who made you so fluffy? Why you fluffy bum? YOU SO FLUFF BUM BUM SMOOGLY BOOGLY!' "

"...while my wife looked on an shook her head."

-ClownfishSoup

Rhyme And Reason

"36 here, and still sing the alphabet (when I need to, not just randomly) and sometimes say the rabbit rhyme when tying my shoes lol"

-Mike_TKE

"I relate with the alphabet singing, and similarly I sing a rhyme in my head to remember which months have 30 days and which have ones have 31 days."

-Laleena_

"I still do the "righty tighty, lefty loosey" thing when working with tools."

-Gladix

"Righty Tighty/Lefty Loosey is the best way!"

"I'm a medical professional on a HIGHLY specialized team working with very complicated equipment on a VERY sick child."

"Trouble shooting a difficult problem, I say out loud to a room of probably 7 specialists: 'Okay Guys, so righty tighty.... we're going to do A, B, and C thing to the right'. "

"No one questioned the righty tighty comment! Everyone gets it!"

-JustGenericName

Impulse Speed

"I indulge in my impulses."

"Wanna walk on that garden wall like it's a balance beam? Wanna take my shoes off? Want to sing loudly?"

"Restraint is something I learned for adulthood, then promptly discarded. It doesn't suit me."

-InimitableMe

"I too have ADHD"

-Iron_physik

Kids having all the fun is whack.

Reclaim childishness. It's good for you!

As for my confession - everything! Cartoons, coloring, dance breaks, little songs, toys and games, bubbles ... I'm not sure I ever outgrew any of those things.

I, too, have ADHD.

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