When I was a kid we did not have all the tech toys kids do today. We did not sit around much and we certainly wouldn’t think of spending the day in the house. Even in the winter we went out to play in the snow. In the summer we would leave the house early and come back for lunch then be gone again until supper and then out again until dark. In winter we spent less time outside because of the cold but most days there would be some time spent in the fresh air of the out-of-doors.
We rode our bikes a lot. I rarely see a kid riding a bike anymore. Or if they are riding they are with a parent or other adult. I guess in today’s world it is not safe to let children ride and roam and explore by themselves. So sad. They are missing out on so much. Not just fun, but the time to daydream and think about what is important and what is not, the freeedom to figure things out. They miss out on the pure exhilaration of being who they are without adult restraints.
I think that I am glad I was a kid when I was. The world did not seem so scary and I think we laughed more. Life was not perfect but I think kids of my generation had more fun then the kids do today.