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5 Things That Were Funny as Kid and are NOT now!

When you are a kid, the world literally smells of Roses. If you are lucky, you don’t have any worries. Life is all about playing, your next meal, sleep and basically having a whale of a time. So much is so funny!

You grow up and depressingly your eyes are opened. Life is a bit different. Sleep is for the weak. You have to WORK to have afford to have fun and then you make the insane decision to create and be responsible for little people.

One of my biggest joys as a Mum, now the gremlin is a little older is seeing myself in her; she acts like I used to and plays like I did. It is pretty heart warming and tickles me quite often. This however, isn’t all fun and games. One thing I have realised is I used to find a lot of things fricking hilarious as a kid, that as an adult and now parent are simple not. As a silly kid, I could be actually crying with laughter but noticed my Mum…not so much. Now I can kind of see why.

I’ll let you in to my thinking:

– Being splashed with cold water. It was quite the hilarity to chase my Mum with a water pistol. Watching her run of screaming. Me ignoring her getting really arsey. Now? If the gremlin dares to pour cold water over me in the bath she is in for a nailing. Not funny. Just flipping cold.

– Screaming. Either screaming in mock fear, in hysterical laughter or just for fun. As a child, getting scared and screaming the place down was amazing.  But now? No is isn’t funny. It’s down right annoying and makes me want to stick pins in my eyes.

– Jumping out and scaring the shit out of my Mum/brother/whoever was one of the highlights of my childhood. The fear and annoyance in my little brother’s eyes? Priceless. Even now when I catch my hubby, watching him jump has me howling with laughter but me? No way. Not funny. It just annoys the hell out of me.

– Staying up all night. This was bloody brilliant. Sleepovers, giggles or partying as you get older. What a scream! And the best bit? Sleeping a lot the next day to catch up. Now? 10pm is late. An all-nighter is caused by my minis or insomnia and both as are about as fun treading on a piece of the gremlin’s lego.

– Other people farting (ok now this a little funny now) but as a kid it was hilarious. Now? Out in public? Someone drops a bad one. Not always funny. Even my daughter doesn’t enjoy her Dad’s ones; that’s saying something!

Am I boring? Can you honestly say any of the above are still as funny as when you were a kid?

I want to be a kid again!!



  1. July 4, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Oh how life changes as we grow up but I do know what you mean, a kid sense of humour is just different. #TwinklyTuesday

  2. Briony
    July 5, 2017 / 7:21 am

    I would like to add tickling to the list please. L was tickling my feet this morning and I flipping hate it now but when I was his age it was the best thing ever. Completely agree about the cold water one too #bestandworst

  3. Nige
    July 5, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Haha! This is so true we do change as we become adults although I do enjoy jumping out and scaring emily lol she does it to me, hold on to childhood please thanks for hosting #bestandworst

  4. July 5, 2017 / 8:09 am

    This is so true. Why would anyone in their right mind want to stay up all night!? Ella’s latest thing is cartwheels and she’s adamant she’s going to teach me. They might be fun when you’re 9, not so much at 34! Thanks for hosting #bestandworst x

  5. July 5, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    So true! I remember apologizing to my mum about room tidiness!

  6. July 5, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    hahaha! I want to be a kid too! Life was way more fun when we were children.

  7. July 5, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Hi, so true things we find funny do change as we get older. I have to confess being the one instigating a recent water fight though #bestandworst

  8. Wendy
    July 5, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I want to be a kid again too! My Leo loves all of these things..especially the screaming. I definitely don’t love it though, my ears hurt haha xx #bestandworst

  9. Wendy
    July 5, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I want to be a kid again too! My Leo loves all of these things..especially the screaming. I definitely don’t love it though, my ears hurt haha xxx #bestandworst

  10. Rhian Harris
    July 5, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    This is so true! Ohhhh when did we get so old?! #bestandworst

  11. mummy here and there
    July 5, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Oh goodness the screaming never stops, sometimes you have to stop and work out what kind of scream it is, whether to intervene or not X #bestandworst

  12. Caroline Robinson
    July 5, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Me and my eldest clash, and ive realised its because we are so alike. Just today I was eating a twix at lunch like a complete child, nibbling at it, savouring the taste haha. I know full well if one of my children done it I would tell them off for playing with their food. There are so many things like that, that I see my eldest do and it grates on me, then I think about it and realised I used to do exactly the same thing. x #bestandworst

  13. July 6, 2017 / 3:52 am

    Ha! Totally true about the splashing. It’s like I suddenly became allergic to cold water.


  14. Jemma Willson
    July 6, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Ohhhhh the innocence and hilarity of youth….I think we all miss it! I’m constantly telling the children to stop saying they want to be grown ups-it’s definitely NOT as fun!


  15. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    July 6, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    The water thing is really annoying! I stupidly bought Zach a water gun recently! Although it was quite nice in the heat! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  16. July 7, 2017 / 2:24 am

    I agree with…most of these. I used to scare the shit out of my wife all the time, I’m not sure why I stopped. farts will always be funny. #bestandworst

  17. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    July 7, 2017 / 6:09 am

    This is so true. I guess what goes around comes around and that’s why grandparents seem to find these things funny now our children are doing them to us, it’s payback time!

  18. July 7, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    The water pistol thing I hear you!! If Alfie dares squirt me with a water pistol I go mad!! #bestandworst

  19. July 8, 2017 / 9:05 am

    I feel you pain on this topic. I am the same. But I punctuate my angst by using sayings that my nan used to come out with that annoyed us as kids … we all come full circle. Great post.

  20. July 8, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    it’s true that as we change and grow so does our opinions. #bestandworst

  21. July 9, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Haha totally! Staying up all night could not be fun even if you paid me! I love my sleep, I just wish I had more of it! #bestandworst

  22. July 9, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Haha totally! Staying up all night could not be fun even if you paid me! I love my sleep, I just wish I had more of it! #bestandworst

  23. Jaki
    July 10, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Yes to all of these! And dare I even say it?! Even just playing! It’s not fun all of the time is it?! Yes to be a kid again would be perfect! #bestandworst

  24. July 11, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I can see myself in BB too and it reminds me of things I’d forgotten too – such a nice feeling! #bestandworst