Amen to that! Shovelin' 56!t when it was necessary...operating equipment...actually 'workin' for a livin' etc.!And this does not even come close to showing everything we did on the farm.
Exactly abarrena, definitely to their detriment, whether they realize it or not. We've made it to easy for them. All the experiences they've missed, that to us, were the great life lessons of real-life learning that can never be equaled by electronic devices. I wouldn't trade my childhood, with all the scrapes, cuts and bruises for anything.Thanks Blue!
In doing out best to make things better and easier for our children, we deprived them of the "the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat"
Think of all the things we did and learned that our children will never have the opportunity to experience.Very sad.
We used to EVEN drink from the spring fed creek in the woods, camped out there also, ( with BEARS and everything,) . Chewed sassafras root, ate wild leeks, WITHOUT WASHING THEM !! We climbed tall tree's and caught trout and roasted them on a stick over DIRTY firewood. We even used to have cow patty and rotten apple battles. And the most dangerous thing, we went sled riding down a big steep hill with a barb wire fence at the bottom.OMG! OMG! Drinking from the hose the horror of it. Playing ball and riding bikes without helmets and in the street! Playing baseball and one team really wins.
Boy I miss the good ole days. Today's kids have no idea what they missed.
Amen Axiom, I lived and worked on farms a good portion of my life, and the things we did, just everyday things on the farm, would horrify todays parents and kids.Ken M And this does not even come close to showing everything we did on the farm.
I never had a dollar I didn't earn with pride ... .
I'm really glad I live in the devlopment where I am. My wife and I are always walk our dog in the evening. We always see the kids in the neighbourhood playing outside. It's really heartwarming.I've seen that before . Kids today don't even get out and play anymore . I see a group of neighborhood kids paly basketball a few times a week late in the evening . That's it , no one else .