Isn’t it funny how when we were growing up we could go play across town or at the park for hours on end without our parents. (WITHOUT A CELLPHONE) All the neighborhood kids could be gone all day with exception of a few check-ins we had to do to let our parents know we were still alive! We would have to run all the way back home, I’d quickly swing the door open and shout “we are checking in!!” Then run as fast as we could back to where ever we were playing at the time.
We’d play dodge or kickball but if we didn’t have anything to play with we’d play one of my favorite games ever, Red Rover, Red Rover. We had good, honest, old fashion fun! Well, sometimes….there always was that friend that would want to do something so bad and you were so afraid of the police or worse your parents!!
Today our lives revolve around cell phones and the Internet! Ex. I am on my iPhone right now in a nail salon finishing my slice for today! There has been days that I’d leave the house and drive away and have to turn around because I forgot my phone, WHAT IN THE WORLD WOULD I DO WITHOUT IT, RIGHT?? Then I think to myself, why am I doing this, I have survived many years without this stupid thing? But I must go back and retrieve it!
Our children today barely know how to “play” without electronics, or even socialize anymore. Everybody has cell phones now and couldn’t imagine their lives without it. Yes, even me.