While Bacon is a camp this week, I want to focus on a few things that as adults we have forgotten about when we were children. LOL – this only makes sense since my little guy is away at Camp. He grunted like he didn’t want to go but I think he secretly loved getting away and traveling like his pet rock.
It seems like when we were younger, that was the more simpler times in our lives. As children we didn’t have bills or a lot of toys but it seemed like we had the world at our feet. We went outside and played. I mean ran around and played ball, climbed trees and searched for bugs and watched the moonlight. We played hopscotch and hide and go seek. We socialized with other kids, screamed outside and had a blast. As long as we were in ears reach of our parents when they called, we were rich with our nature. Do you remember staying out late and catching lightening bugs? Or do you remember chasing frogs?
And oh should we discuss riding in the family car with our parents on long trips. We didn’t use seat belts and look – we all survived which was amazing. I remember going on vacation and we would leave at night and drive to our destination. Us kids would be sacked out in the back of the car. One of us would lay across the floorboards, one of us would get the seat to stretch out and one of us would sleep in the back window The horror of not wearing seat belts! Now *those* were the days. And what about going to the lake. You would throw a bunch of blankets in the back of the pick up truck so that you had a place to lay down after swimming all day so you could watch the stars in the sky.
We played so hard as children that when we went to bed we would have ‘growing pains’ in our legs from running all day. Do you remember those? But hey it was all worth it because the next day we would be out doing it all again.
And we watched the *good* cartoons like Scooby Doo, the Jetson’s, Tom and Jerry and the Flintstones. Cartoons that actually made sense and are still fun to watch this day. And after dinner, we watched television with the parents until bed time. Awesome shows like Happy Days, Fantasy Island, Mork and Mindy, Chips, Wonder Woman, the Facts of Life and Alice. Who could forget Alice? “Kiss my grits!”
What do you remember from childhood. What did you do that you don’t see children doing these days?