This time of year instantly transports me to my childhood. From the sound of the locusts in the trees to the school supplies on sale to the shorter days, I just feel like a kid getting ready to go back to school. And it’s kind of intoxicating. The beginning of a new school year always felt like a blank slate, with so much newness and adventure to offer. Who knew what new friends you make, what you’d learn, who you might have a crush on?! So much change. So much possibility.
With all that’s going on in the world, honestly, that childhood nostalgia feels awesome. Because what’s better than being a care-free, loving-life kid? NOTHING. And here are five fun ways to feel it year-round.
Brooklyn Owl Rainbow Unicorn Horn ($30)
Wear it to parties. Wear it on Halloween. Wear it to the coffee shop or alone at home. Because, baby, you’re a freakin’ unicorn.
The All-in-One Company Create-Your-Own Onesie ($100ish)
This takes the Snuggie to a whole other level. Made in sizes from infants to adults, this is a design-your-own onesie concept and it’s kind of amazing. You can pick your fabric, your size, your print and if you want ears or a tail or pockets … the sky is kind of the limit here. These are also custom- and handmade in Britain. I mean, how can you not feel like a kid in one?!
S’mores just taste like childhood so, go ahead and fire up the grill and bust out your graham crackers and chocolate because we have the MOST AMAZING marshmallows. Made with organic sugar and all-natural ingredients these are gluten-free and come in fun flavors like Cinnamon Churro, Strawberries & Cream, and Mint Chocolate Chip. So good, you’ll wish you had them when you were a kid!
Hello Angel Unicorns, Mermaids & Other Mythical Creatures Coloring Collection ($9.99)
Go ahead and buy that extra large pack of colored pencils because you’ve got some “homework” to do! This coloring book lets you escape to an enchanted world of unicorns, rainbows, leprechauns, mermaids and fairies. Let your imagination run wild into a world that’s part Little Mermaid, part Lisa Frank — and all you.
Ideas by Arianna Yoga Mat ($42.99)
Now this is the perfect yoga mat to do child’s pose in, right?! Sure, the humor is a little adult, but we guarantee it’ll make you smile every time you see it. Plus, these mats are cushy and slip-resistant, so they’ll stand up to your toughest yoga class.
What else makes you feel like a kid again? Just the smell of new pencils gets me … —Jenn