Have you noticed that people are not afraid of cars anymore? Kids and adults. When I was growing up we were taught to be afraid of being run over. So when playing in the street and a car would come around the corner, everyone would run for their lives to the side of the road while yelling, CAR!!!!
Today, driving down a neighborhood street or through a parking lot pedestrians just look up at the car coming and just keep right on sauntering along as if that huge ton of metal can do nothing about it. I want to say to them, you know if that bucket of bolts hits you, it’s going to hurt. By law pedestrians do have the right-of-way, and I’m not disputing that. It’s just this lack of urgency and respect for the machine that could squish you into the asphalt.
Just a weird thought for Tuesday.
Tell me your memories of playing in the street. What was your game of choice, baseball, hopscotch, riding bikes, skate boarding?
Every summer we go on a vacation of some kind. Some years we’ve gone with extended family and others it has just been us. We drive on our vacation taking our time, seeing and doing what we want and enjoying each other. We load the car with snacks and things to do on the drive and we take off. While there is plenty of video game playing and movie watching, we also play those tried and true games of GHOST, count the cows, “I see something you don’t see” and “I’m going on a trip and I’m taking…” alphabet memory game. Oh, and not to forget the license plate game!
Our vacation plans unfold as soon as we have our baseball and marching band camp schedules. We should have all of that this week, so where should we go?
Where are you going? Do you take “busy” active vacations or do you like to totally downshift and just escape and relax?