Editor misses childhood memories

Sarah Unruh, Editor-in-chief

  Once upon a time, I grew up. I don’t even remember all of it if I’m completely honest, and I definitely wish life could slow down.

   However, after all these years, there are still many thing from my childhood that I still hold on to.

   Possibly the greatest of these would be my love/obsession with musicals. Now, I didn’t come to appreciate stage musicals until I reached high school, but I’ve always been jamming out to any Disney movie with a soundtrack.

   One of my favorites, both then and now, would have to be The Jungle Book; “The Bare Necessities” will always hold a special place in my heart.

   Another thing that I have loved since birth would have to be animals. I don’t know how many lazy Sundays I spent sitting on the couch with my family watching Animal Planet. In fact, I still do this quite often.

   Although an unfortunate mishap at the Kansas City Zoo left me with a slight irrational fear of kangaroos when I was younger (that’s a story for another time), I’m also always down to stop by at whatever zoo is around just for a chance to see the giraffes… or kangaroos.

   Speaking of animals, they were the basis of my favorite lunch/dinnertime meals: ZooPals plates. The majority of my snacks were served on these playful paper plates. In fact, my mom still buys them for me occasionally whenever they are in stock.

   Another thing that will always be missed is getting to take a nap during school. If there’s any age at which a student needs to take a break from class, it would be high school/college kids.

   According to www.sleepfoundation.org, only 15 percent of teenagers actually regularly get the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep on school nights. With all of the activities and homework we have to do, this number doesn’t surprise me, and I definitely am not one of those lucky 15 percent.

   Even a 20-minute break like homeroom is enough to get to relax from the stress of school. Naps are something that I think every age enjoys.

   All in all, my childhood has definitely shaped me into the person I am today, and growing up has made me realize that it’s perfectly okay to not have changed as much in some ways.