Okay, our family fits both of these. The house was always a zoo with so many people in it. We also were over zealous about everything growing up.
Happy Little Sisters courtesy of David Castillo Dominici
All of us would become so enthusiastic playing games that we hurt ourselves at times because we were laughing and cheering each other on and not paying attention. This resulted in a few mishaps that caused nothing more serous than bruises or scratches.
Thinking back on my childhood, we were a bunch of crazy kids. Something was always going on and we would get crazy over mundane everyday happenings. Maybe we spent too much time on the farm, or maybe we were just a bunch of happy kids. That had to be it because we had very little, except each other.
Countryside courtesy of Dan
We don’t have those times today. I almost feel sorry that things have changed so much and the kids growing up now will never experience the pure joy of all the simple things we had before technology took over. We had to use our brains back then to think of things to do to occupy ourselves. We never heard of computers, ipads, or cell phones. We didn’t even have a TV until I was six. It was black and white and had rabbit ears. We didn’t have Dish or cable in those days.
I don’t remember when we got a telephone. I think I was a teenager and we were on a party line then. The phone was a big black one with a rotary dial. I don’t think they make them anymore.
Today I’m a big computer user and cell phone user. I wonder how we managed without those things growing up, but we did fine and probably were healthier for it because we played outdoors all the time and learned to make due with what we had.