Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Are We Havin' Fun Yet?
I believe those things have been replaced now with staying indoors, playing XBox, watching movies and playing games on IPhones. Not much sun and certainly no wind blowin' on the faces of kids today. I've had to ask myself why being a kid isn't fun anymore. Maybe it is but I just can't see it. What could possibly be any better or even replace the freedom of being outdoors running, climbing trees and hanging upside down, playing in haylofts and making jump ropes out of clover?
Guess it is just another sign of me not keeping in touch with all the new modern technology. Heck, I'm technically challenged most if not all the time anyway and figuring out the new shorthand for texting still has me so baffled that I can't begin to understand it (lmao, for example) let alone learn it. But, I still say that kids are the ones losing out. Whenever I tell my grandkids the things we did as kids they look at me like I'm from a different planet. They can't believe that THAT is all we did all day? Where's the challenge in that? Didn't you get bored? The challenge was THAT we didn't have to have a challenge to play the way we did. The name of the game we played was PLAY and it involved anyone who wanted to join us and getting bored wasn't in our vocabulary because someone always had an idea and once you had an idea we made it up as we went along, literally.
So, if the picture above reminds you of "havin' some fun" when you were a kid and brings you a little smile, and some reminiscing then it has made my day! Giddy Up!