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sick of the crazy OMG my kid will get hurt?

Anonymous
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How it was when I grew up and it was GREAT!!!

When we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If you have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good..

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

Posted by Anonymous on May. 23, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

love it

Alustriel
by New Member on May. 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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Those were the good ol days! I sometimes wish i could go back there....lol

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 24, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Bump  ;-)

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Our parents were surely not helicopter parents!!!

jamamama00
by on May. 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM
I love this!!! But....my uncle did lose an eye due to a good stick poking when he was four....
MommyKarma
by on May. 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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People survive falling off buildings too but that doesn't mean we should do it all the time.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM

That is not the same as this list. 

Quoting MommyKarma:

People survive falling off buildings too but that doesn't mean we should do it all the time.


Sassybaglady31
by Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM
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OMG I am with you on this we didn't have dishwashers and hand sanitaizer and we rode our bikes all over and never had cell phones or computers we had to do chores and we got grounded and WE LIVED to be weel adjusted adults. The kids now a days are so spoiled and don't do anything and I am so sick of that. I have not raised my child that way and I won't they learn nothing from it

SissySmurf
by Member on May. 25, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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Yes, back in the day when you could actually find 2% Chocolate milk.....

I'm sorry, but they have taken every bit of 2% chocolate milk away from this town. The only 2% left is Prairie Farms and I'm NOT paying almost 5 dollars a gallon for Chocolate milk. The rest is 1%/Vitamin D. It does NOT taste the same!!  

I remember my dad helping me make treats for school parties (back then, they were actually called Christmas parties, Halloween parties, Valetine's Day parties) instead of Holiday Parties or Harvest Parties to keep from offending anyone.  Now, all treats (that is if they even allow you to bring any in anymore at all..) HAVE to be store-bought and not opened. What kinda garbage is that?? My dad was an awesome cook and I loved sharing his desserts and things he'd make for my class(es).. Geeze!!

Great post. 

LEmommy0913
by New Member on May. 25, 2014 at 4:23 PM
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The car thing is comparable. Along with the hitch hiking thing. There are way too many crazies to do that now. You're asking for trouble.

Quoting Anonymous:

That is not the same as this list. 

Quoting MommyKarma:

People survive falling off buildings too but that doesn't mean we should do it all the time.

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