For most people, childhood is recalled with fondness and a bit of cringing. It wasn’t too long ago that families were all loaded up into station wagons and kids didn’t worry about wearing seatbelts. If a turn was taken at too high of speed, the children would slide across the car and almost out the window. Of course, some things like this have changed for the better.
But there are other things that most of us would trade years off of our lives to go back and experience just one more time. With the holidays upon us, it is the appropriate time to once again think about childhood and family memories.
The Smell of Grandma’s House on Christmas Day
No matter how nice of a house your grandparents had back in the day, it was always a big deal to come over on Christmas morning and spend time with them. The smell of Christmas dinner would hit you even before you fully opened up the front door. Even today, just catching a familiar whiff of a smell can transport you back in time to those days. Being able to sit down with your grandparents just one more time and talk as adults would be an amazing experience, especially if they passed away decades ago.
If you have ever wandered around a flea market only to come upon a toy that you had thirty years ago, you probably freaked out for at least twenty seconds and started telling everyone within earshot that you had this same toy when you were a kid. Isn’t it strange how a simple familiar item can transport you back to playing on the floor in your parents’ house at the age of seven years old?
Who knew zooming those small cars around on the kitchen floor when you were young would create such memories that they would never leave you? The great news is that you can experience these toys with your own children. In fact, you can buy diecast cars near you that look just like the ones you had when you were little.
Children are always anticipating something new coming around the corner. It might be the holidays, the new school year, or even going sledding down the big hill in the backyard. Whatever the case, nothing was as wonderful as the anticipation. Wouldn’t it be great to have that feeling once again in life? Of course, you can, but it will just be through the magic of your own children’s eyes.