Nowadays, having air conditioning is a normal thing and many of us, including me, take this luxury for granted
There are times when I sit and reminisce about my childhood and think about when life was much simpler. The only thing I was responsible for was to keep my room clean, get good grades in school, and to complete my weekly chores. There was no work to go to, no bills to pay, no food to prepare, everything was taken care of by my family. Of course, playing was always top of my list and as long as I got all my chores done, I could play for as long as I wanted. My house was a single family home, and it had a finished basement, where my dad used to hang out all the time. My brother and I used to sneak down into the basement when we were tired of playing inside our room. The basement was pretty cool. It had the biggest TV in the house, and there were also a bunch of snacks that we used to sneak and eat. The best part was, it had a window A/C unit, so it always felt good down there. The only other room in the house that had A/C was my parents’ room. We used fans inside our room to keep cool when the weather was warm outside. Not many houses in our neighborhood had air conditioning, so we were pretty fortunate to have 2 window units inside our home. Nowadays, having air conditioning is a normal thing and many of us, including me, take this luxury for granted. While I love the modern luxuries of today like having central air conditioning, I do sometimes wish that I could return to the simple life I had as a kid.