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April 30, 2007

It was a different world…

Filed under: Kids,Music,News,thoughts — Becky @ 1:21 pm
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“It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world”—Bucky Covington

I heard this on the radio today, and it struck me how true it is. The actual song shows the changes that have occured in American society.

Do you remember being able to go out and play in the summer, from dawn till dusk without having to check in or having to stay in your own yard? Do you remember being able to ride your bike all over the neighborhood, and being able to go into your friends houses with out worrying your parents? I remember walking to the store with a friend at 7, and going to the “exchange” alone at 10, not to mention walking to school everyday alone.

I wish my kids lived in a world where this was still possible. I live in the middle of Nebraska, yet I am still leary of sending my kids out the back door to play alone. I would love for my kids to be able to ride their bikes all over our neighborhood, but I am afraid they won’t come home. My kids ask all the time if they can walk to school alone, but it’s too scary for me.

I miss what it was like when I was still playing outside…and that was only 15 years ago, it’s amazing how things change.

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