childhood

People Confess Which Things They Falsely Believed As A Kid
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Ah to be young and carefree and not have a worry in the world.

So to be a kid, and have innocence and trust; those are the days.

Remember when our brains allowed us to think so much in life was real?

Or our imaginations saw honest truth in facade?

How dumb were we?

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People Share TV Shows From Their Childhood That No One Seems To Remember
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When I was a kid, I would occasionally watch this show called Big Bag. It went off the air more than 20 years ago and it seemed to only play at five or six in the morning. If I happened to wake up early, I'd catch it. It was targeted toward preschool viewers and was fun and silly, a partnership between Cartoon Network and what is now the Sesame Workshop.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only person who remembers it existed. But I'm not the only one with this kind of dilemma.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor LegitimateMangoHeir asked the online community,

"What's a show from your childhood that no one else seems to remember?"
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People Share Common Signs That Someone Grew Up With Sh*tty Parents
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Not everyone wins the parent lottery.

It's a hard road when you have parents who don't support you or are openly hostile to you.

And the nonsense and cruelty can be subtle.

Sometimes it's the subtlety that's worse.

Redditor snoofle-science wanted to discuss the ways we can all tell how others we're brought up by people who maybe should've rethought breeding. They asked:

"What is a sign you grew up with shi**y parents?"
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People Share The Most Nostalgic Things From Their Childhood
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Oh to be a child again.

There are very few people who don't have a memory that runs through their thoughts every so often, which makes them reminisce about their childhood.

Be it staying up way past your bedtime in a blanket tent to watch a scary movie for the first time, or waking up at Christmas hoping that Santa didn't forget the Power Ranger action figure that you can never find in stores.

It's hard not to look back and smile at the good old days every now and then.

Redditor agentMICHAELscarnTLM was curious to hear what memories instantly sent the Reddit community back on a nostalgia trip, leading them to ask:

"What’s something you can bring up right now to unlock some childhood nostalgia for the rest of us?"

How high could you go?

"That feeling when you are going as high as you can go on the swings."

"Power?"

"Freedom? "

"Hard to describe."- zazzlekdazzle

"What's your function...?"

"Conjunction Junction."- HarlanCulpepper

Before there was facebook.

"That sound of a door opening and shutting on AIM when your friend logs on."- Consistent-Candy6277

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Snow Day!!!

"Getting up in the morning on a day it snowed to watch the list of closed schools across the bottom of the news/weather channel hoping your school was closed."- cmokelley213

Does anyone still have a VCR?

"When you'd watch a VHS and it would say 'and now your feature presentation'."- Mickthemouse

A gift bag perennial

"Chinese finger traps."- JbunnyThumper

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Incentive to avoid mistakes.

"An eraser that looks and smells like a very fake strawberry."- zazzlekdazzle

Just don't push too much...

"Flintstones push pop ice creams."- Reveries25

Sleep in? Pffft!

"Waking up super early on Saturday morning before the rest of the family to watch cartoons."- helltothenoyo

"Mom, I think I have the flu..."

"Watching the Price Is Right when you were sick at home."- mayhemy11·

It goes without saying that there are numerous things about being a child that no one misses.

But oh, the things we wish we could do once more.

Then again, are we ever too old for swings?

The transition from childhood to adulthood is never smooth. It can be a bumpy, turbulent ride from the moment puberty begins. Redditor Perfect_Ad5464 is reaching the end of high school, and getting ready for the next step in her life. However, her parents might want her to grow up a little more, a little sooner […] More