Being a kid has its perks. From free food to sweet rides, not to mention zero responsibility, half-pints have it good. It makes us wonder why we ever wanted to grow up at all. Oh, yeah, freedom! As in, the freedom to work 40 hours a week and pay bills! (Which is why we need sex and alcohol to numb the pain.) While most things were better in childhood than they are in adulthood, these 10 stand out as the childhood perks we wish we could still get as adults.
Erica Rivera is the Editorial Development Manager at Evolve Media, where she curates content for ComingSoon, DogTime, Mandatory, and Momtastic. Her freelance writing has appeared in New York magazine, USA Today, the Star Tribune, City Pages, and many other publications and anthologies. She has interviewed hundreds of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and changemakers over the course of her career. She is also the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009) and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). For more, visit: www.ericarivera.net.