I made a post a while back, about how I saw a little boy walking with his family, and his overall sense of wonder at everything he saw was so sweet and innocent, and how he had a real look of excitement about him, as he tried to take in everything around him, like it was all a big adventure, and it made me feel little.
I thought I'd try and make a thread about what I remember about being a kid, compared to doing regression now, and pretending to be one.
Let's face it. We can wear our diapers, play with toys, drink from bottles and stuff, but it's almost impossible to actually recreate the true feelings of childhood.
: As above. Having a genuine feeling of wonder and excitement doing the most mundane things, like shopping. Remember how much fun browsing the toy aisles were, even if you weren't getting anything? What about suddenly seeing a new puppy, or the neighbors new boat? That sense of wonderment.
: Sleeping in the backseat of the car while your parents drove. Absolutely nothing in the world to worry about. They were in charge, and would get you home safely.
: Being looked after when you'd hurt yourself. How many of us would fall over and skin our knees, but not start crying right away? You'd pick yourself up, and manage to find a grown up to help you, then you'd start crying. It was like you had to look after yourself, but only until you could pass that responsibility over.
: Being able to totally zone out while watching TV or reading a book. Being completely and utterly oblivious to what was going on around you.
: As above, but while playing. Yes, we can play with toys now, but what about crawling around the floor playing with cars or soldiers and being completely immersed in it, even if there were others in the room?
: Getting dirty and not caring. Perhaps playing outside, and your mother brings you out a treat. You have dirty hands, so you rinse them at the tap, then casually wipe them on your t-shirt, and nobody cares.
: Wetting. It's an obvious one, I know, but wetting your pants, and it not being a big deal. If you were really young, you'd get changed, if you were a bit older, you'd just get told to go and change, and a big deal wasn't made of it.
: The same as needing to go to the toilet. Being able to complain loudly about it, and potty dance around while holding yourself, and making sure that everyone knew about it.
: The joy of an unexpected treat. Your at the shop with mum, and without even asking for anything, she buys you an ice cream, or dad suddenly comes home with sweets for no reason. Just because they love you and like to see you happy.
: Going to bed. Yes, you'd probably moan about it, but when you were finally there, it was such a nice, safe feeling, especially if you were a bed wetter, and had protection on. Knowing if you wet the bed, it wouldn't matter.
I could keep going, but I want to see your additions to my list of mundane things that made you feel truly good.