I do miss my childhood days, when I had nothing to worry about other than how to get food down my throat. That is, if I had to; being fed also came with the special gift of being a child.

It was mama’s responsibilty to ensure that I was well fed. Sometimes I thought I was being ‘punished’ with food.

Oh! How ignorant I was.

I do miss my childhood days when I worried not about how to afford one of the best clothings for children…especially for festive periods. I had mama and papa to worry about that. All I cared about was having someone help me get into them, and off I went…to show off to my peers.

I do miss the times when the only times I cried were when I was asked to go to bed while my favourite cartoon show was still on…or when I didn’t get what I wanted immediately. Then, I thought I had too many problems…how ignorant I was…

Fast forward to a few decades later!

Now, putting food down my throat isn’t the problem…putting the food on the table is.

I have to work in order to earn the money. If not, the table remains what it is, a table.

Now, I appreciate the days mama and papa went out, toiling to provide for my siblings and I

Now, it makes sense why mama got upset when I didn’t’ eat…or when I wasted food.

Now, do I still throw tantrums when I don’t get the kind of clothings I want for festive times?

Now, do I still have enough time to catch up with my favourite TV programs?

Now, sleeping has become a luxury…the type that I struggle to afford sometimes.

Man! What is this called again? The ADULT life?

I can’t remember asking to grow up. Did you ask for it? How did we get here then?

Why do we have to grow up anyway?

Why can’t we remain children for…forever? 😒

Thoughts…thoughts…they fill my mind.

Thoughts about life

Thoughts about childhood

Thoughts about growing up

Thoughts about being a responsible adult

Thoughts about what I took forgranted as a child.

Here’s to every responsible ADULT out there 🙌

This isn’t a race for the faint hearted. No wonder some people give up.

But hey! If you’re still hanging in there, making sincere effort to make something good out of life, keep that up because you are a WINNER.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not doing enough.

Truly, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they sit down and reflect on the changes that come with life.

They say, the only constant thing in life is CHANGE. There is no truer statement.


Let’s raise our glasses to EVERY RESPONSIBLE ADULT. 🥂🥂

Published by Vera C

Vera is a graduate of English Studies from University of PortHarcourt, Rivers state. Nigeria. She is a creative thinker and a versatile writer. • Screenwriter • Motivational/inspirational writer • Quotes writer • Poet Vera is calm, recollected, unassuming, reserved, free spirited, but firm. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music(which is therapeutic to her), playing computer games, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Her philosophy of life is : Que sera, sera (Whatever will be, will be)

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