I was skyping the other day with my childhood friend, Jodi, who just had her first baby… which led us to the topic of raising children… which led us to reminiscing about our childhood.
We both agree that we were soooo lucky to have been born when we were, still the “simpler” times, but leading into the “technology” era. Kids today have NOOOO idea what it was like without cell phones, email, SMS-ing, X-Box.. etc. And while all those things have made our lives a bit easier (and lazier) we couldn’t resist wishing that our children could experience childhood as we did:
- When EVERY kid either walked to school or rode a bus… no parents driving them to and from school.
- Running home after school to ride bikes with your friends around the neighborhood and play kickball in the yard, until you knew it was time to come home for dinner.
- Rollerskating in the garage, pretending to be at a roller rink, with music booming from a boombox the size of a tire.
- Spending your Friday night at the actual Roller Rink.
- Making tents in the backyard out of blankets draped over the clothesline.
- SPUD. (if you don’t know that game, you definitely didn’t grow up in my generation)
- Spending 2 hours of your night out, driving around looking for your friends, because there was no way to contact them once your left the house. (but having a blast while you did it!)