Now some of you, heretofore referred to as us/we, seem to have a different (make that old-school) perspective on what is now considered to be the “norm,” in regard to corrective action for our own, or anyone else’s, offspring’s deviation from the iron-clad rules of the kingdom, otherwise known as the “homestead”. And I will give you an example of that and then follow it up with a question. When we were young and we misbehaved, (did any of us really call it misbehaving?) (And no, that is not the aforementioned question.) we were punished by being sent to our room. Where, there were no TV’s, computers, video games and especially, no “Smart Phones” on which we could whine to our friends, by “text messaging” in secret code, of course, that we were currently “grounded” by the dictatorial decree of our parents. No sir! We had to “think” about what we had done and then eventually show remorse (real or imagined) so that we could be released from the prison that was our own house!!
But in today’s world however, with all of the gadgets that technology has provided the youth and in truth, all of us really, being sent to your room doesn’t seem to be much of a punishment to us at all! But, now wouldn’t it be ironic, if when the kids of the current generation misbehaved, their punishment would be; being sent outside to play? Now isn’t that a question worth pondering!
Have a great weekend everyone and let me hear what YOU think..
Great idea, Jack !
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Excellent idea. I love when I see kids playing outside. Just a few days ago, I watched as young family members loped across a soybean field to work on a fort in nearby woods. Made my heart sing.
I know how you feel, it breaks my heart to see empty baseball fields, especially those that are really well-maintained by the community. As kids, we literally played ball anywhere there was space enough to place all kinds of different items to be used as bases and enough room for an outfield of sorts. Oh, how I wish we had those fields that are so under utilized by today’s generation. Soccer seems to be growing in leaps and bounds though. Go figure!