I've been thinking a lot about this topic, for obvious reasons. Having a kid makes you remember what it was like to be a kid. Sort of. Because the brain you have now can't perceive things the way you used to.
And it was your young, immature mind that made all the memories you have of childhood. So things probably seemed kinda weird back then.
Some of the contributors on this blog knew each other pretty well back in those days.
Some of our greatest friendships were made in childhood.
Literature had a profound impact on us.
Things seemed bigger then.
We might remember it as sweet and pleasant, or terrifying and traumatic. But let's not forget the true horror is where it always ultimately leads.