Just recently, while making lunch for my young daughter, I realized that we were out of hot dog buns. I told her to use a piece of sliced bread and she looked at me like I had two heads. I laughed because it took me a minute to realize that this baby of mine has lived a sheltered life with hot dog buns, endless cable TV channels, and at least two family vacations a year. Basically, she was living like a real-life princess! Its not just her. Like a lot of kids these days, they are spoiled and sheltered.
Although, my life is in suburbia now, I wouldn’t trade my upbringing and exposure to the ‘hood for anything in this world. It prepared me facets of life. And even though my kids get a taste of it when we visit, they could never really imagine how my young life could be so vastly different from theirs. Not only are their lives so different than mine, it was just a different time back then. As with every generation, there are just some things that my kids won’t get and will never understand.
Here are a 7 differences between my kids’ childhood and mine:
1. My kids have never had the old school delicacy of all little children far and wide - Beanie Weenies.
They need some...they really do! That meal in a bowl was chock full of some good protein. Speaking of "weenies", my kids have never had any canned meat ever! I'm talking Spam, Vienna sausage, etc. That's a very humbling experience to pull back the aluminum top of can and commence to eating meat. Ok, now that I think about it, I'm okay with my kids not having this.
BMWK – Do you feel like kids today are missing out? What are some of your fondest childhood memories?
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