Reminisce about your childhood

Posted: 2. April 2012 in random thoughts
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Here is one for my random thoughts category.

Yesterday, when I went to bed after a day enjoying my (almost) 9 month old son, my brain didn’t want to go to sleep just yet but decided to start thinking about the years to come and how they will look like.

I thought about my childhood,… about the things that I believe were great, yet my son probably won’t experience. Why? Simply because times have changed.

I was outside all the time, never cared about the weather. I grew up in an estate which was described as “the ghetto” of our city. Well, that wasn’t really the case,… perhaps only if you compare it to the oh so posh remainder of the city.

I knew it was time to go home either at dusk, when I felt like it or when my mum yelled at me from the kitchen window. If I was too far away to hear her, most likely some other neighbour kid was near enough and went off to search for me and tell me to go home.

Nowadays it’s different, the kids already have an iPhone. What’s the fun in that?

Or, I remember it was one of the greatest things ever to go outside in shorts, a shirt and no shoes (they wouldn’t be of any use anyway) on a rainy summer day. Run from shelter to shelter,… eventually give up and just lay down on the ground, soaking wet, let the rain hit your face and feel awesome.

You can’t do that with an iPhone in your pocket.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying iPhones are bad, in fact I am writing this post on my iPhone right now.

Anyway,… I could list a hundred more things, I think there are a ton of great things from the “good old days” that our next generation kids won’t be able to enjoy.

But I swear to god, I will do my best to raise my son well and show him the joy of a proper childhood.

Not the childhood of a non-socialised, junk food eating, console game addict kid with no manners.

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