Hopefully tonight I will get the second layout from last week done, and be all caught up.
Today’s blog prompt from the class is a toughie! The prompts for this week are to do with your serious side and your playful side. Today’s prompt is:
If there was just one thing from your youth that you could pass on to today’s younger generation what would it be?
Wow. That’s a biggie. I guess I’d have to go with a cliché and tell them to enjoy their childhood while they can. It really is the best time of your life. Kids want to grow up so fast these days, and I think they’re missing out on a lot of what being a kid is supposed to be about. I’d also tell them to play, like kids should play. We live in a world where we feel forced as parents to cosset our children. Fear of accidents, fear of traffic, fear of paedophiles. We feel that we must (in some sense) lock our children up to keep them safe, but at the same time I can’t help but think that we’re depriving them of the opportunity to learn important lessons in how to live, safely and sensible (whilst still having fun).
So. I would tell them to make mud pies (and maybe eat some), to play in the dirt, to ride their bikes all day (sometimes at breakneck speed over grassy embankments), to go pond dipping, to play hopscotch, and Kerby, and British bulldog. To read the Famous Five and the Secret Seven, to watch Fraggle Rock and Knight Rider and The A Team (and then pretend to build super machine’s in your Dad’s shed). All good fun!
Right, I suppose I’d better give some consideration to actually doing some work.