This may have been on before but regardless the sun is shining and it is the weekend
THIS MADE ME LAUGH AND IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!
If you were born in the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's well done for still being here!
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat and tuna from a can.
Our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets.
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, or Subway .
Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!
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 soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We did not have Playstations, Nintendos, X-boxes, no channels on SKY, no mobile phones, 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.
You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
If we didn't make the football team, tough...train harder.
Teachers hit us with a cane if we were naughty, we didn't then do it to our children and aren't (too) damaged from it.
We had no mobile phones and coyldnt be contacted at all times...we knocked at home every few hours so mum new we were alive.
We played outside until the street lights turned on.
We didn't have helmets or knee pads on bikes!
No was a word frequently used by our parents...we knew what it meant and knew a tantrum wouldn't change it.
Girls got muddy, climbed trees and wore dungarees and still got boyfriends and husbands...without make up.
If we didn't tidy up, toys really did go in the bin, but we only had a small amount so it was easy to tidy.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL !
Keep Breathing :*