14 “Joys Of Adult Life” We Bet You Hated When You Were Younger

What used to suck when we were young now rocks in the most unexpected ways. Here are 14 childhood hassles that have turned into adult delights.

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#1 Poolside Perks

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“I recently learned that it is Adult swim time at my city pool that has a water slide.”

Remember those endless summer days in pool and how much you hated “Adult Swim” time at the local pool? Well, it turns out, that childhood annoyance is now an absolute gem for many adults. As one user discovered, the city pool’s water slide during Adult Swim is a newfound source of joy. Many users agree, there’s just something magical about having the whole slide to yourself without any pesky kids getting in the way. It’s a refreshing reminder that sometimes, the best things in life really do come to those who wait.

#2 Rainy Saturdays

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“A rainy Saturday spent at home.”

For kids, a rainy Saturday might have meant endless boredom and frustration. But as adults, it’s a different story. Some users suggested that a cozy, rainy Saturday spent at home is the perfect excuse to relax, binge-watch your favorite shows, or dive into a good book. It’s like a free pass to guilt-free laziness, and it’s safe to say that many of us now secretly hope for more rainy weekends.

#3 The Aquatic Epiphany

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“Water, as a kid I hated drinking water. As an adult, I can’t get enough.”

As kids, drinking water felt like a chore, right? You’d rather have anything else. But fast forward to adulthood, and the situation has flipped. Some users find themselves constantly reaching for a glass of H2O, and they can’t get enough. The simple act of staying hydrated has become a source of pride, and as some users suggested, it’s a habit that’s worth embracing.

#4 Boredom’s Silver Lining

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“Having absolutely nothing to do.”

The thought of having absolutely nothing to do used to send shivers down your spine as a kid. But now, some users appreciate those rare moments of boredom. It’s during these times that creativity flourishes, and you can finally catch up on the things you’ve been putting off. Plus, who can resist the opportunity to do absolutely nothing without feeling guilty?

#5 Embracing Silence

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Sweet silence.”

Remember when silence used to make you feel uneasy as a kid? Well, it’s quite the opposite for many adults. Some users find solace in the quiet moments, whether it’s a peaceful morning or a tranquil evening. It’s the time when they can finally escape the constant noise of daily life and recharge their batteries.

#6 The Naptime Nod

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Naps, the bane of a child’s existence, are now cherished by many adults. Some users raved about the sheer joy of a midday siesta. In a world where responsibilities never seem to end, the luxury of stealing a few minutes (or hours) to rejuvenate is something they’d give anything for.

#7 Grown-Up Palate Pleasures

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“Red wine and blue cheese.”

When you were a kid, the idea of blue cheese and celery might have had you running for the toilet bowl. As adults, it’s a delightful combination that some users can’t get enough of. It’s a testament to evolving tastes and the joys of exploring the world of flavors. So, don’t be surprised if your palate changes as you grow up.

#8 Sock Satisfaction

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“Socks for Christmas.

The disappointment of unwrapping a gift as mundane as socks during childhood festivities is a shared memory for many. However, as adults, some users have come to embrace this practical gift. Good quality socks are a real comfort, and the fact that they don’t have to buy them themselves? Well, that’s a win!

#9 Movie Maturation

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“Story or character driven movies.”

As kids, we often craved action-packed blockbusters, but some users now prefer story or character-driven movies. They find more depth and meaning in films that explore complex narratives and well-developed characters. It seems that, as adults, we appreciate the art of storytelling in a whole new light.

#10 Bath Bliss

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“Bath time. Man I love me a good bath now.”

Bath time used to be a chore when you were a kid, but now, as an adult, it’s a time of relaxation and self-care. Some users can’t get enough of a good soak in the tub. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day and is often accompanied by soothing music, scented candles, and maybe even a glass of wine.

#11 Family Ties

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“Spending time with parents.”

As a kid, spending time with parents might not have been the coolest thing to do, but many users now find it incredibly rewarding. Whether it’s sharing a meal, talking about life, or simply enjoying each other’s company, adult users realize the value of family bonds and cherish moments with their parents.

#12 Early to Bed, Early to Rise

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“Going to bed early.”

The rebellious act of staying up late as a child has given way to the adult desire for an early bedtime. As some users pointed out, there’s nothing quite like a full night’s sleep to recharge your energy and face the day ahead. Plus, who can resist the lure of cozy pajamas and a comfortable bed?

#13 Personalized Birthdays

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“Celebrating your birthday your way.”

Remember those childhood birthdays where the theme and guest list were determined by your parents? Well, as an adult, you get to call the shots on your special day. Some users love the freedom of celebrating their birthdays exactly how they want, from the activities to the guest list. It’s a newfound sense of control and a reason to throw the ultimate birthday bash (or simply do nothing).

#14 Teasing, All in Good Fun

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“Being teased.”

Teasing may not have been fun as a kid, but some users now appreciate the humor and bonding it can create among friends and family. It’s all in good fun, and as adults, they’ve learned to laugh at themselves and enjoy the lighter side of life.

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12 Of The Craziest Things Overheard on a Plane

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