Little known facts:
Oh for the attitudes in times past. The new attitudes of children are the results of peers, us grandparents and parents. Our two great grands came out of Sherece’s house and said, “We are Bored!”
Sherece said, “Then you weren’t in my house! There are enough toys and games to keep you busy all year.”
Many reading this blog know what I am saying. Most of us came from a time when you had 3-5 toys you had enough to last all summer and into the winter. A cowboy pistol was great. I could ride a stick horse for hours. When a boy had a ball, someone had a bat. You shared gloves in the field. If there wasn’t enough for a game, you played ‘rolly bat’.
Boys could drive blocks of wood or toy cars for hours on end. Girls could play house with one or two dolls. Jump Rope, jump plank or hide and seek was big. Seldom did mom or dad play with you. Now it is ‘demanded’ at times.
A scratch about demands a trip to the emergency room. Flying kites, Skating, Foot races, riding bicycles or playing something like volley ball without a net were games of the moment.
Of course imagination was the key. No one has more imagination that a kid when challenged. What was your favorite game or toy as a kid.