Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day…When is it Kid’s Day? “Every day is Kid’s Day”. We’ve all heard that growing up. But when you are a kid, you just don’t get it. You think things are really hard and you always get the short end of the stick.
As an adult, there are so many times that I would just love to go back to elementary school. Wouldn’t it be great to spend your days learning letters, coloring, singing, recess, and maybe even quiet time? Sounds so much simpler than my crazy, hectic life of work, kids, chores, bills…it never ends.
My kids think that their lives are so awful and hard. Being three, six, and eight is brutal and as their parents, we are really cramping their style. Here are their thoughts on why it is so hard to be a kid.
Not the Boss – Following rules and being bossed around all day sucks. I want to talk to strangers, play in the street, eat candy for breakfast, not go to school…I’m 8 and really mature. I should be in charge.
Bathing – Why do you even need to do this anyway? Having someone wash your hair for you, or playing in the bathtub with no time pressure…that sucks. Having someone wash you…God awful.
Eating – It is torture having to WAIT while someone makes your food for you when you are starving. It also really sucks when you get applesauce instead of pears. And…you make me eat at the table and not in the living room. This is an injustice.
Getting Dressed – Putting on clean underwear. Screw that. I hat that you make sure I have clean clothes every day…that sucks.
Technology-It sucks I don’t have my own iPad and I have to “borrow” mom’s or dad’s. That is so annoying. Mom and dad, you should totally spend over $1,000 so we can all have our own iPads. AND Grandpa doesn’t have wifi. What’s up with that?
Entertainment: You take me to parades, amusement parks, and on vacations. It bites having to wait for the parade to start. Why does it take so long? There are always SUPER long lines at the amusement parks. And the cabin? Why is it such a long drive? Riding in the car for 2 hours is horrible.
Going to School: I can’t believe we have to go to school every day. It sucks having to learn and spend the day with my friends. I already know my name and how to read short books. That is good enough.
Transportation: Having you drive me everywhere I want to go sucks. If I want to go to the store, you drive. If I want to go to baseball practice, you drive. If I want to go to a friend’s house, you drive. Sometimes we are late. Why can’t we be on time? Also, it takes you forever to pick me up. Kids should totally be able to drive.
Kids, you got it made. I know it doesn’t always feel like it, but we are only looking out for you. One day you are going to wake up and realize that you are not children anymore. Don’t rush it. Trust me. Being an adult is not all it is cracked up to be.