19 thoughts on “A Real Childhood

  1. I feel the same way about my childhood. We didn’t have cell phones or a computer growing up. Instead we spent our summers outside. It’s crazy to think of how much things have changed, and I don’t think it’s for the better.

    • I’m glad that you also had a great childhood, free of technology! It’s never good, have a look at the child obesity rate. Eating junk food and getting no exercise is a recipe for obesity and medical issues.

  2. Indeed, John. Born in 1942 I can identify. I am also relieved that my parenting days are over and I don’t have to struggle with the mobile phone era for children

    • You are 18 years older than I, Derrick. Parents are perhaps pressured into giving a phone to young children who may or may not understand what to do with the technology that can allow them to see thing far beyond their years. Not good!

    • Their imaginations have been captured by technology! How sad that they may never know they joys of being a child and just having fun! We are blessed.

  3. So true, but I embrace the tech of today. It isn’t going to change and for us not to young youngsters, we need to stay in the know. 🙂 I certainly agree that it has changed the growing of up kids. They are/have missed a lot.

    • I like the technology, but not what it has done to so many young folks. They may never experienced riding bikes with their friends all over the area, or building a tree house. Sad…

  4. I have also nice memories of my childhood. There was also swimming, skiing, ice skating, biking and boating. Thank you!

        • Agreed, I passed such an individual on the bike ride today. He had the music up so loud that I could hear it several feet away from him. He could never have heard my little ice cream truck bell going ding ding!

          • When they do that in cities I’m always surprised that they would risk losing their alertness to being mugged or hit by a car, not to mention missing out on the sounds of nature if they’re in a park.

            • I guess it’s an addiction to the technology that supersedes common sense? But common sense left humanity long ago, right…

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