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    got this in an email today thought i`d share it lol

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

    1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!


    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.


    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.


    Then after that trauma, our baby cribs 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, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking
    .


    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.


    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.


    We ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......


    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!


    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.


    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K .


    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem
    .


    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, 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.

    Wemade up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.



    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!


    Football teams had trials and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!


    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!



    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!



    The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.


    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned


    HOW TO

    DEAL WITH IT ALL!




    And YOU are one of them!

    CONGRATULATIONS!




    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.


    and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.




    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!



    PS -The big type is because your eyes are deteriorating at your age




    __________________________________________________ ____________________


    Mothers with teenagers know why animals eat their young

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    lol thats good! real good! gonna show it to my dad ...

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    even though im only 21 i still can relate to this,
    playing all day during the holidays till the street lights come on lol
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    yea i like that,
    sent it to me mum
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneGSI View Post
    even though im only 21 i still can relate to this,
    playing all day during the holidays till the street lights come on lol

    I agree entirely, I'm 22 and every single sentiment in that email has some sort of relevance to my childhood. I feel really sorry for my younger brothers and their friends, who are 18, 16, 9 & 2. Not one of them has been able to have the childhood I had. One thing I'm certain though, is that my kids will be having a childhood as similar to mine as I can help it! I'll be the first one building a treehouse and making mud pies with them
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    All so true.

    My 15 year old son is either nocturnal or is a vampire, because Im not kidding, he playes on his bloody Xbox until 6.30am, bumbles around for about 30 mins downstairs, then sleeps ALL day until about 5pm, then he plays on the thing again.

    I had a go at him yesterday, telling him to ring a mate up to go swimming or something...his reply?


    'I cant be bothered, I want to play on my game, its my choice'

    What can I do? If I take the Xbox off him, he will trash the house trying to find it, I guess its the lesser of two evils really, I know where he is all the time, I know hes not out getting into trouble with the police/neighbours etc...but ummm hello?? Fresh air?


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    Spot on - I've done all those and survived

    Just goes to show what a pussy world we live in these days... can't do this...can't do that

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    Thing is, you're only going to be reading this if you are still alive so there are holes in some points !
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    Very good point Sten

    Im only 21 yet have done most things listed there, think we were the last lot to be saved

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    where I grew up in the midde east (in the 80's - I'm 28 now) we used to climb up and down the ciff faces of the wadis amongst poisonus snakes, scorpions and spiders, and when dad wanted us to come home for dinner he'd blow on a huge bronze fog horn he had which you could hear for miles.

    I remember getting stuck on the cliff once but dad came and rescued me when I didn't come home at the sound of the fog horn.

    Kirsty

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