How times have changed

How things have changed 😌😔

This is brilliant……


When I grew up our tea time was at a regular time, Sunday’s was a roast, simple as that!
Eating out was not heard of, we only had a take away on special occasions, only received a present on birthdays and at Christmas. None of this Halloween, Easter and congratulations you have a pulse day 🙄.

Fast food was fish and chips and having a bottle of lemonade from the shop was a real treat.
You took your school clothes off as soon as you got home and put on your ‘playing out’ clothes. – children looked like children, we didn’t pout, wear makeup or have anxiety.

There was no taking or picking you up in the car, you walked or rode your bike!
Our house phone had a cord attached, so there was no such things as private conversations or mobile phones! Ours was out in the hall.
We didn’t have Amazon Prime, Sky or Netflix, we had only 3 channels to watch. Channel 4 and 5 was an exciting addition! 😁 we had to watch all of the adverts unless you switched to BBC.
We played Curb, Bull Dog, Hide & Seek, Knock a’dolly,, Tag, Football, climbed trees, made mud pies, daisy chains, rose perfume 😂😂 never smelt brill and Rode our Bikes.

Everyone could play ball! We used tops for goalposts and even made a ball out of paper if we needed to. A wheelie and bunnyhop on your bike was a standard skill and we used cartons in tyres so it sounded like a motorbike.
Staying in the house was a PUNISHMENT and the only thing we knew about “bored” was — “You better find something to do, before I find it for you!”
We ate what mam made for our supper or we ate nothing at all. If we rushed our supper we weren’t allowed to go back out and if we didn’t eat it, we weren’t allowed back out either 😅

Bottled water was not a thing; we drank from the tap.
We had scraps, some we lost, some we won but we always had a go back…. Or we got another one when we got home 😂
We watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, and rode our bikes for hours and ran around.
We weren’t AFRAID OF ANYTHING. We played till dark… street lights were our alarm.
If someone had a fight, that’s what it was and we were friends again a day later, if not SOONER.
We watched our MOUTHS around our elders because ALL of our aunts, uncles, grandparents AND our parents’ best friends were all extensions of our PARENTS and you didn’t want them telling your parents if you misbehaved! Or they would give you something to cry about. Everyone had respect.

I did my research by borrowing books from the library. Internet was non existent and no Google! 😮
We saw toys on adverts and had to wait until ‘santa’ came before we expected. None of the amazon same day crap🤔
These were the good days. So many kids today will never know how it feels to be a real kid 😁.
I seen this on Facebook and had to share

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