A recent survey had 1,000 kids under the age of 11 to name the best things about being a kid. Here are the top 10 answers. And yes, Christmas made the list . . . twice.

1. Christmas presents.

2. Having parents to love and take care of you.

3. The excitement during the lead-up to Christmas.

4. Summer vacation, and all the other holidays you have off.

5. Birthdays.

6. You get to be outside a lot.

7. Having a lot of friends.

8. Building forts, and make believe in general.

9. Jumping in puddles.

10. Quote, “Everything is fun.”

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