Are there childish or childlike activities that you still enjoy?
I collect plush toys/stufffed animals and can’t sleep without one. I collect Hello Kitty anything. I enjoy animated movies almost more than I do live action.
I have Strawberry Shortcake dolls on my dresser, and sometimes when I'm feeling out of sorts I smell their hair (smells like happiness and childhood). I love to color. I watch Disney movies, and tv shows like "Good Luck Charlie." My socks never match. I will build with Lego for hours. I like to play in the rain and splash puddles. I also try to build an igloo and a snowman every time it snows.
At age 65, I still:
Kiss the author's picture after finishing a wonderful book.
Do an silly Happy Dance when delighted. This makes people laugh.
Hug trees, especially majestic, old-growth giants.
Crush cedar tree needles and rapturously smell them.
Take a nap when tired.
Read while eating, a terrible habit. At age 8, my daughter gave me a book weight to hold books open on a table. I'd been caught. Sit down, and I look around for something to read.
As a kid, I thought the milk carton said "Damn Fresh." "That's awfully bold of them," I thought. I needed glasses. It said "Dawn Fresh."
I'm a big gamer. I love playing games with friends and family, tabletop games in particular (RPG'S, Boardgames, Card Games, Miniatures). In fact I've got my folks hooked on Ticket to Ride, Potion Explosion, and most recently Sentinels of the Multiverse (my personal favorite).
Most of my hobbies have roots in childhood activities of mine but arent inherently childlike. When I was little Id peck around on a keyboard, play drums on pots n pans, wittle sticks, build lego and erector sets, and play ninja turtles with foam nunchucks or a mop handle.
Now I play a full sized electric piano, real drums, work out with rattan bo staff, hardwood nunchaku, build and repair electronics, make wood carvings. I just do the real versions of all the fake things I used to pretend with, because Im a grown ass man and if I want to give my hands arthritis and nearly take my head off with real weapons, by god I will
I guess video games and drawing are the things that have changed the least but those arent necessarily childlike pursuits these days either. When I really wanna feel like a kid again I watch old nick at night shows with a big bowl of reese puffs.