It’s been more than few decades since I was a kid. So much has changed over the years especially with the invention of cell phones and the Internet but the more things change, I realize the more they stay the same. My children enjoy doing much of the same things I did when I was kid.
Unfortunately they do spend more time inside and not just because of television and video games. . .we just live in a different world and I can’t imagine letting my 9 year old just roam the neighborhood (like I did as a kid) without adult supervision. It saddens me a bit that he’s not getting to experience independence and freedom but I guess he has plenty of time for that as he grows older.
I think my kids are having a pretty amazing childhood, so far, and I try to make sure they get to experience as much as they can but I’m also trying to be mindful that they are still very young and I don’t want to “spoil” growing up for them and give them access to too much too soon, otherwise they won’t have anything to look forward to. . .right now I just want them to enjoy being kids!