A few days ago my sister and I were laughing as we remembered how we used to have a real workbench in our playroom when we were kids. No, it was a real workbench, stocked with saws, hammers, nails and wood. Not the plastic stuff. The real stuff. Not only did we saw real things, we also dissected batteries with hammers (you know, by smashing them as hard as we could until the battery acid sputtered and oozed out).
We were laughing because we managed to avoid death (although not destruction). And we laughed because in a million, zillion years, we would never allow our kids to do the same thing.
In fact, so much of what we did as kids would never, ever fly today. Writer and illustrator Amber Dusick of Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures, has summed up then vs. now pretty succinctly in 12 images of what we did as kids that our kids will never do. For better or worse.
Take a look and laugh (but don’t show your kids so they never catch on to what they’re missing):
All images courtesy of Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
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