Once Upon a time, I had a tidy house and garden. Once upon a time, I stayed home with my young children and taught them how to appreciate the finer things in life such as mud pies, catching crayfish, jumping in leaf piles and climbing trees. My kids had bruises, bumps and the occasional tick. Thank God that they were little before the onset of all the technology that exists today. Tech is great, don’t get me wrong, but they had nothing to do like there is today, and so they were outside.
My mom MADE us stay outside when we were little. It was more like we weren’t allowed in the house. Even if it was raining. Even if you were bleeding slightly-say you picked a bug bite…
I’m ready to go back to those days. Rediscover the outdoors. Fix up the house. Make chow-chow from scratch. But now I can have wifi and a cordless too while I’m doing it!
Is there anything you would like to recapture? I miss “clubs” like we had when I was little. Especially clubs where we spied on people. Covert operations