It seems like we all lived the same childhood. What I mean by this is that there’s certain things that we all took part in that we probably thought we were the only ones that did them at the time. Here’s my list of the top 5 relatable things we all did as a kid.
- Sprinting up the stairs after turning the lights off so the monsters don’t get you.
- Drinking apple juice and pretending that it’s beer.
- Watching the rain drops race down the window in the car.
- Playing with the door stopper after being sent to your room.
- Making your friend ask your parents if you could have a sleepover.
Now, this list is in no specific order. These are just the top 5 (in my opinion) most underrated relatable things we all did as a kid and I’ll explain why.
Number 5 – sprinting up the stairs after turning the lights off so a monster doesn’t get you. Everyone knows that monsters live in the dark and everyone knows that they eat little kids. It was imperative that you did your best Usain Bolt impression every time you went up the stairs as a kid, especially if you were coming up from the basement. I still do it til this very day. Not because I want to, but because I have to. Sprinting up the stairs after turning the lights off is programmed into my body and will be forever. Besides, I’m not taking my chances with any monsters.
Number 4 – drinking apple juice and pretending it’s beer. You’d see it in movies and on TV all the time and sometimes even with your parents. They come home from a long day of work, crack open a cold beer, and take a load off. Nothing compared to a nice, cold glass of apple juice after a hard day in school. That apple juice hit differently. You earned that apple juice.
Number 3 – Watching the rain drops race down the window in the car. This American pastime is just about historically appreciated and loved as baseball. Nothing passed the time during a rainy car ride like the raindrop races. It was your own little Belmont Stakes in the backseat window and you were betting on some of the fastest raindrops to ever race.
Number 2 – Playing with your doorstopper after being sent to your room. A bittersweet memory. Of course it was never the ideal situation to end up playing with one of these things because that meant you were probably in trouble for some reason. However, while undergoing your punishment and having nothing else to do, these little doorstoppers were your own personal turntables. The beats made from flicking these doorstoppers were revolutionary, and it’s a shame all of mine were never recorded or I’d be the 4th member of the Migos right now.
Number 1 – Making your friend ask your parents if you could have a sleepover. Perhaps one of the most powerful and effective moves in a kid’s arsenal. The classic “dude you ask my mom she’ll never say no to you,” is one of the best last second desperation plays a kid can call. And most of the time it did indeed work. Nothing was more fun than pulling an all-nighter with your best friend as a kid, and this was your ticket to getting that “yes” from the parents.