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    People Are Sharing Things They Hated As Kids But Love As Adults, And I Agree With Every Single One

    "My mom's hugs."

    Recently, Reddit user u/AJ-Naka-Zayn-Owens posed the question, "What did you HATE as a child but LOVE as an adult?"

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    And there were so many answers that I totally agreed with! Here are some of the most relatable responses:

    1. "Sleeping. The moment I wake up, I already start looking forward to going to bed at night. Always hated it as a child; it was like punishment. But as an adult, I love it."

    u/Eggsegret

    2. "Doing nothing. As a kid, you always feel uneasy when there is absolutely nothing to do. As an adult, doing nothing is amazing. Just sit there sipping coffee, daydreaming."

    u/OtherDirection

    3. "Vegetables. All of them. Turns out it was my mother's cooking that was bad."

    u/Haikuna__Matata

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    4. "Eating at a restaurant. As a kid, I put on uncomfortable clothes, waited in a car, waited to get food, ate food that was subpar compared to how my mother made it, waited for adults to finish eating, then waited the car ride back. As a child, it was a senseless experience with no end in sight."

    "But as an adult, no grocery store! No cooking! No dishes! I can dress up and just walk to a restaurant, tell jokes and laugh with my friends, and sip on a beer while waiting for food that is way superior to my own cooking. And after we're done, we can just keep hanging out."

    u/BigKlepa

    5. "Showering. As a kid, I thought it was boring and couldn’t wait to get it over with. But as an adult, I love it. There’s nothing like a nice, hot shower."

    u/justsamthings

    6. "Cities! As a kid, I found them ugly and overwhelming, with few redeeming qualities. I still find them kind of stressful, but the opportunity to find all the cool stuff cities have to offer is totally worth a little stress from all the noise, cars, and people."

    u/woozapooza

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    7. "Coffee. As a kid, the smell used to make me nauseous. As an adult, it's one of the sweetest smells imaginable."

    u/JackFisherBook

    8. "When friends or family cancel plans."

    u/yankstraveler

    9. "When I was a kid, I was deeply offended at the very concept of carrot cake. I mean, WTF? Who makes a cake out of carrots? It just seemed so horribly wrong. Well, turns out, carrot cake is amazing."

    "It's my favorite kind of cake now. I mean, it certainly helps that it's filled with all kinds of delicious spices and slathered with cream cheese frosting. But still, it's great stuff."

    u/diamond

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    10. "When I was little, I avoided pink because it made you 'girly' (like that's a bad thing). Now I realize pink is a fun, cute color, and I'm allowed to like cute things."

    u/grimmistired

    11. "Grocery shopping. Whenever my mom dragged me shopping, I hated it, but now I get excited when I go because it makes me feel important and responsible."

    u/ChaosPariah

    12. "Socks as a gift. New socks are amazing."

    u/Anagnorsis

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    13. "Going on walks. I never understood why my parents went on walks after dinner or on a weekend morning. But they're great for some low-impact exercise and to clear your head or just have a conversation with someone."

    "Now I try to go out by myself a couple of times a week, and with my dad every other week."

    u/robots_love_tacos

    14. "Hardware stores. My dad used to drag me to them all the time. I thought I was gonna die on the floor every time I had to go. Now I gotta look at everything, no matter what."

    u/sycarte

    15. "Sunscreen. I hated it when my mom forced me to put on a ton of sunscreen every time there was a bit of sun. Now I am thankful, and I never forget to put some on before going out of the house."

    u/Bigbigem

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    16. "Stinky cheeses. Growing up, I couldn't stand even sharp cheddar. Now? Give me your Camemberts, your blues, your Cambozolas yearning to be spread on crostinis."

    u/Wescott

    17. And finally, "My mom's hugs."

    u/Godsurvive

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    Now I'm curious to know the reverse! What's something you LOVED as a kid but HATE now? LMK in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.