14 things you hated as a kid that you LOVE as an

first_imgTHERE ARE SOME things that are universally true when you are a kid.Bedtime is bad, Coco Pops are good, and your siblings exist to annoy you.However, as time goes on your perspective changes and suddenly the things that seemed inconceivable in your youth become almost…dare we say it…attractive.Here are 14 things you hated as a kid that you probably love as an adult.Going to bed  (See also staying in bed in the morning, napping)As a kid: “WHAT?!?  NO!!!!  I’m not even tired!  It’s not even dark yet!  THIS IS SO UNFAIR!”As an adult: (At 8pm.) “Is it time to go to bed yet?”  *Tweets* CAN I GO TO BED YET?Shutterstock.comFinishing your dinnerAs a kid: “But I’m full!  And I don’t like it!  WELL SEND IT TO THE STARVING CHILDREN THEN!”As an adult: “Is there any more?”Shutterstock.comShoppingAs a kid: “But we just went shopping last week!”As an adult: “I’ll just pop into Penneys on my way home, I haven’t been there in a couple of days, they might have something new.”Look how happy she is!  Shutterstock.comThe opposite sexAs a kid: The source of annoyance via prissyness/revolting behaviour.As an adult: The source of fun and laughter and for some people, a whole lot more, ifyagetmydrift.Flickr/allspice1/Creative CommonsYour siblingsAs a kid: They beat you up, steal/wreck your stuff, and get you into trouble with your parents.As an adult: They don’t beat you up anymore.Flickr.com/*clairity*/Creative CommonsNon-sugary cerealAs a kid: “Why would anyone choose to eat Weetabix when they could have delicious chocolatey Weetos?”As an adult: “It’s great, if I add some linseed into my muesli in the morning I get my Omega 3s in first thing in the morning!”Flickr.com/TounoTouji/Creative CommonsNature programmesAs a kid: “TV is for fun, not for LEARNING.”As an adult: “This is just incredible, did you see that hummingbird’s wings last night?  They move so fast man, it was unbelievable!”John Stillwell/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesHaving nothing to doAs a kid: “Mam, I’m BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORED.  There’s nothing to dooooo…”As an adult: “I have no plans tonight, it’s amazing, I’m just going to sit at home and do nothing.”Flickr/Grzegorz Łobiński/Creative CommonsWatching the newsAs a kid: “But WHY do we have to watch the news?  You watched it already!”As an adult: “Will you switch on the news there?”YouTube/RTEAnything in black and whiteAs a kid: BORING.As an adult: “Have you seen the black and white version of Fargo?  I actually think it’s better.”Going for a drive (often to go for a walk)As a kid: “But where are we going?  Why?  This is stupid.  Why can’t we just walk here?”As an adult: “Yeah we took a drive out around Connemara, it was a lovely way to finish off the weekend.”This picture is, frankly, a lie.  Shutterstock.comTrying new foodAs a kid: “I just know I won’t like it.  I just know, ok?  Why can’t I just eat normal potatoes?”As an adult: “So it looked like an orange, but it was really made out of this part of a pig that isn’t normally eaten.  It was amazing.”Flickr.com/Nadia Phaneuf/Creative CommonsGetting your hair cutAs a kid: [Tantrum.]As an adult: “I look GREAT!”Flickr.com/stevendepolo/Creative CommonsHugs and kissesAs a kid: Enforced saliva deposits on your cheek and being shoved into your aunty’s bosom.As an adult: Snuggles and smooches with the object of your affection.Shutterstock.comWhat did you hate as a kid that you love as an adult?  Tell us in the comments!VIDEO: iPhone emojis in real life are kind of amazing>11 things girls like, according to the internet>last_img read more