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Childhood Is Shortlived- Let Our Kids Enjoy!

  • Date Submitted: 10/12/2011 07:59 AM
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Gone are the days, when kids used to run around the way they want, eat whatever they felt like, sleep whenever they wanted….I always wonder, If we as children enjoyed our childhood better than our kids now?

Our childhood days were never controlled by any external factors…we were neither overloaded in school nor at home…Our mom’s were not as over protective as we are now….When I was back at home, a couple of months back, I got pretty nostalgic….

There were days when we used to wander around in streets in our cycles for hours together…Those street side vendors selling mangoes and amlas…the ice candies in different flavours…The milk ice was then a very costly affair…If someone gave me 25 paise…I did not know how to spend it…! Those small chocolates that were available for 5 paise each…Holidays meant going to Granny’s house and playing along with a dozen cousins! Never were my parents at the back of me, trying to instruct something for whatever I did, unlike me! Rangoli and Chitrahaar were great means of time pass! Beach and parks were the only places of recreation! Occasional visits to the Zoo, meant Dad has a lot of free time! Holiday homeworks meant writing the question paper once with all the answers! Never do I remember, taking a model of the Globe or a presentation on power point, even in my 12th Std! No tuitions, so no tuition homework! Flying kites with fellow friends in the terrace, was another great means of entertainment! To think of it, we had less means of technology and recreation, but we enjoyed them to the fullest! The mud toys, the small wooden toys formed a great Kitchen set! Used to play in mud for hours!

On the other hand, todays kids have a whole lot of projects to do in a holiday of just 10 days! Model of a computer in thermocol, learn the names of the seven wonders of the world…and the list goes on! Television and Computer are the greatest means of recreation, yet again, promptly interrupted by mummy every now and then! I keep...


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