I've suddenly just remembered a fun few days I had when I was 14 that gave me the opportunity to act slightly immature and childishly and was wondering if anyone had any similar experiences that they can look back on with very fond memories? I'm not talking about suddenly getting to wear diapers in public for a time or anything like that as I doubt that has really happened, but something similar to my example.
First the background: When I was 14 I went on a 5-day/4-night music course, which was open to people from ages 9-17 I think. The list of everyone attending was sent round in advance and it included everyone's ages. I noticed I was literally the only one near my own age. There were loads of 10-12 year olds and loads of 16/17 year olds and then me. As I had recently begun exploring my ab/dl side, and thought this might be a chance to feel childish, safe in the knowledge that I would never see any of these people again after 5 days. When I arrived I was told that there was a dorm for the older boys and 2 dorms for the younger ones and because of the odd circumstances I could just choose whichever one I wanted as there were spare beds in each room. I told them, and my dad, I would probably go with the older boys. After saying good-bye to dad and persuading him he didn't need to help me unpack, I went to the dorms and deliberately found the dorm that consisted mostly of 11/12yos by checking name labels on suitcases.
I had packed 3 of my plushies, which I liked to sleep with at home but never took anywhere else. Seeing that some of the other kids in the room that had already arrived had teddy-bears of some sort on their beds I unpacked them and put them on my bed. I also unpacked my old pyjamas, which were a little small as I hadn't worn any for almost 2 years, and put them on my bed. Finally, I had packed some old briefs which I hadn't got round to throwing out despite having switched to boxers some time previously. I unpacked these, leaving the boxers I had packed in my suitcase under my bed. The room was empty at the time, so I quickly changed out of the boxers I was wearing and into a pair of y-fronts. All that was left for me to do was at some time later when one of the adults saw me in that room was to shrug it off and say "yeah, I accidentally got the wrong room, but I've unpacked now and I can't be bothered to move now".
During the days I spent most of the time chatting with the older kids, but it was in the evenings I was able to feel like a "little kid" (albeit only a couple of years younger). We always watched a film in the evening, but obviously a separate one for the older kids. I always choose to watch the film with the younger kids, which was usually Disney, giving some excuse to the elder ones like "I've seen it before and I don't like it, I'll probably go and read in my room". When it came to getting ready for bed I would take my trousers off but then not get round to putting my pj bottoms on till much later, allowing everyone to see my briefs, and I loved getting into conversations about pokemon or something similarly childish. Of course in bed I would cuddle my plushies openly, and I distinctly remember one night having got into bed one of the other boys told me to come over to his bed to watch something so I went over and set on his bed whilst still cuddling whichever plushy I had been holding when he called me over.
None of these particular things may seem like much, but the combination of openly cuddling soft toys, wearing briefs rather than boxers (especially as even some of the boys younger than me wore boxers!), watching cartoon films, wearing pyjamas for the first time in ages and having an earlier bedtime than usual made me feel especially little, but I never looked out of place to the other kids as I was, by and large, acting the same as them.
No idea what has caused me to suddenly remember all this quite so vividly, but I've spent the last couple of hours with some very fond memories! Sorry for the long post.