Back then, we rode around in the back of the truck, up in the back window of the car with a pillow and blanket, also curled up in a little nest in the
floorboard reading or such. Good times, good times.
"I'll give you something to cry about." Yeah... that's not one I remember fondly at all. That was something my a-hole alcoholic father favored and it
usually started after a drunken bout of tease and torment the toddler until I did cry out of frustration, then came the threats. Jerk.
The one I remember the best though was the reminder to be home by dark. That was my childhood in a nutshell. I walked, ran, biked, played baseball at
the park and just enjoyed life as a kid from dawn to dusk. Now, kids are kept so close to home and supervision, with nothing but scheduled activities
that it's no wonder they spend more time staring at a phone screen.
"Drop that lit Black Cat into that can and see if it punches a hole in it." My uncle was as much a kid as we were, haha. Best days of my life were
spent with my uncle and cousins and 4th of July was totally part of it. Also, "Hang on. We're gonna go fast." Us kids were clinging to him as he
careened off on his dirt bike.
We all survived, even without the bubble wrap and helicopter parenting. I'm pretty sure todays kids could do so as well.
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Back when we didn't take everything so literal, understood context of what people, including our parents said.
Funny how so many of us 40's up suffered these things that today are so awful, yet the vast majority turned out fine and more together than most young
people these days who get triggered over every little thing.
Yeah, give me my childhood over kids todays ones any day. Bit of discipline never hurt any body. (DISCIPLINE NOT ABUSE)
Amazing how we all learned pretty quick right from wrong. How ADHD didn't exist but we had this thing called being hypo and a kick in the pants cured
Major factor is also our parents were our parents back then and not our friends.
Kind of dread seeing when the kids of today are running our world of tomorrow.
"I cannot negotiate a peace deal, this Presidents got some Fortnite to stay home and play. YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME TAX PAYERS".......
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These are funny, what I heard as a kid,
"I brought you into this world I can take you out"
" You got hurt? That'll teach you not to do it again"
"Quit crying, stop being a baby"
"Wait until your father comes home"
Yrs, apparently my parents were abusive. (Eyeroll)
It also makes me thing of how we have coddled this generation way too much. We need to bring back a little bit
of toughness. We are way way too soft. Now I am not for abuse, but I think the pendulum has swung too far.
Who knows, i know i have done stuff, lots of it, but i did not get to chose when to be born, and you did not too and your parent did see same problems
or you would have not had so many reprimands too, i don't get it, i go along as i find a way to go along, you created this world not me, i just try to
I have done things, here some i remember
- My mom entered my room all crazy and yelling
She: "The cops are outside, did you stole the neighbor's car plates?"
Me: I did not, i don't know anything!
She: Really? Then WTF are those things nailed to your wall above your bed!!!
Me: I found them on the street, i thought they were trash
She: Where did you find them?
Me: On the street, in the neighbor's car..
**Whacked in the head
- My mom enters the room screaming like crazy: The cops are outside, what did you dooooooooo!!!
Me: I did nothing, really i did nothing!
Mom: They say a kid got hurt in the courtyard and that you smacked his head on the wall!
Me: I didn't i swear, he just fell off and hit himself!
Mom: People saw you grabbing him on the air and smacking his head, now he's in the hospital!
Me: He fell, i just tripped him because he took my game and pushed me away!
Mom: So he just fell and hit?
Me: Yeah, i tripped him then pushed his back when he was falling down
*** Smacked in the head
- Mom enters the room like crazy, again: The neighbor says you hit her with snow balls in the head again, what DID I TELL YOU ABOUT THAAAAATTT!!!
Me: To not hit her again with snow balls
Mom: And what did you do?
Me: I hit her with snow balls lmfao
**** smacked in the head
- Mom: The neighbor's cat is at the vet, WHAT DID YOU DOOOOOOO!
Me: Really? i don't know!
Mom: He got shot with a bb gun through the window, i knew you should not have that thing here!
Me: I didn't doing it! Stop thinking everything bad is because of me!
Mom: Seriously, they have a video camera and you are there, admit or else, have some shame!
Me: Ok i was trying to shot for the Tv and hit the cat by accident
*** Smacked in the head
Lmfao, why do you think it is different, we're all crazy, you are just different crazy, we all have done weird stuff depending on how we grew up, i
was tomboy and still are some times, you are who you are and i bet you have your secrets too and you would not been treated as such without doing
things that require it
So anyway, i just want to say that even now i won't allow anyone to touch me or they get hit back, hard. I am not to be abused by anyone, and if it
happen in the past well it did but i did go away from whack house a year and a bit ago anyway, so there
We are all the same, you just don't remember you were like me or us, or even worse in some cases
So please don't hate or think bad, i only know what i know so far, and you were same, i can see that, and i won't hide it. Hiding your past to pretned
is shame to your soul and heart
Anyway, to clarify "smacked" means just more than that, like actual beat up and a few other things, i just don't want to get into that but i don't
think you realize, maybe there are some people that does things different but as far as i know nothing has changed from what you remember, and i don't
feel that it is something to be proud about, i moved away from whack house at 16 so there, i feel like i rather live under a bench somewhere than
accept to be treated like that, i don't care what else happens.
So no at least for me and friends i know from streets, we were not "coddled" and were treated like crap, causing even more problems. So no, one thing
doesn't fix the other
Sayra < 3
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A lot of people here have talked about their parents yelling or whistling for them. We had a Big, cast iron bell. When you heard the bell, you had
to be home within 10 minutes.
You could hear the damn thing, the next road over. Out in the country, if you didn't have your bike, you could never make it home in time.
Got into a lot of trouble one summer over that.
Until we figured out the boundaries.
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