18 Things That People Loved As Kids But Now Hate As Adults That Might Just Make You Shed Some Tears

    I'll never look at water parks the same way again.

    It's undeniable that the things we loved as kids just kind of lose their ~magic~ as we grow up. I don't know about you, but I genuinely can't remember the last time I was excited for real mail in my mailbox rather than coupons for 20% off dry cleaning.

    So when redditor u/Athompson9866 asked the Ask Reddit community "What was fucking awesome as a kid, but sucks as an adult?", people were quick to share the things that just don't bring them that same childlike joy anymore.

    Here are some of the most relatable responses:

    1. The mall

    A scene from "Mean Girls" of Regina George approaching Cady Heron in her car and shouting "Get in, loser, we're going shopping"

    2. Water parks

    A clip from the show "The Great North" showing a character struggling in a wave pool while saying "What a wonderful time I'm having!"

    3. Any kind of fair or carnival

    Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec at a fair saying "Now if you'll excuse me, there's a booth over there serving something called 'Fried Sausage Quilts'"

    4. Summer

    Turk from "Scrubs" screaming "It's so hot!"

    5. Sick days

    Cameron from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" laying in bed saying "I'm dying"

    6. Staying up late

    Chandler from "Friends" falling asleep during a work meeting

    7. Birthdays

    A scene from "The Office" where they tape a sign on the wall that says "It is your birthday"

    8. Losing a tooth

    A scene from "The Hangover" where Stu smiles with a visibly missing tooth and asks "Hey, Phil, am I missing a tooth?"

    9. Snow days

    A sketch from "Late Night With Seth Meyers" where Jon Snow is at a dinner party and eerily says "Winter is coming"

    10. Getting mail

    Noah from "The Notebook" in the pouring rain telling Allie "I wrote you 365 letters"

    11. Grocery shopping

    Eleanor from "The Good Place" haphazardly dumping a bunch of chips into her shopping cart

    12. Christmas

    Ross from "Friends" in his holiday armadillo suit wishing a Merry Christmas

    13. Roller coasters

    Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon on a roller coaster screaming "Oh god, no no no!"

    14. Staying over at someone's house

    David from Schitt's Creek looking disgusted and saying "I don't do couches"

    15. Having people stay at YOUR house

    A scene from "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" of a character awkwardly saying "Soo..."

    16. Junk food

    Snooki from "Jersey Shore" cuddled up next to a pizza and saying "I love you"

    17. Traveling

    18. And finally, having literally any amount of money

    Joey from "Friends" shocked by his bills exclaiming "This is how much we pay for electric?"

    What are some things that just hit different for you now that you're an adult? Let us know in the comments below!