kids could be KIDS
without being over protected by adults ...
When I was a kid living in the city,
I could play hockey on the street
and the neighbors would not be ANNOYED
by our excited screaming ...
We could stay outside hours in a row
building forts and snowmen in the snow
and our parents would NOT WORRY
about frost bites ...
We could experiment with anything
without CONSTANTLY being WATCHED by an adult ...
We could go to the corner store
and buy candies,
YES, CANDIES !
without feeling GUILTY about it ...
Remember bubble gum CIGARS,
COLORFULdots glued on paper ...
Remember WAX BOTTLES
filled with syrup ?
I SURVIVED childhood very well ...
with only 3 cavities ...
Not BAD hey ?