Children's Pastimes Today and Yesterday

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Children’s Pastimes, Today and Yesterday

Children’s Pastimes, Today and Yesterday

Gail Wilson
CompositIon I
Professor Goar
Everest University Online
May 26. 2011

Children’s Pastimes, Today and Yesterday

Abstract
This article will show the differences in Children’s Pastimes Today and Yesterday We will attempt to show you the difference in raising children today from yesterday. This article will show how children are watched over more now as opposed to days gone by due to pedophiles and other issues. Children are not as free now as they once were.

Children’s Pastimes, Today and Yesterday

Children’s Pastimes, Today and Yesterday
“When thinking of days gone by, I am reminded of a time when life seemed less complicated with ample opportunity to be creative and happy. Our childhood offered hours of entertainment. It included imaginative play, exercise, family, and wholesome living. Sprinkle that mix with a bit of mischief and the season of my childhood was unforgettable. Outdoors meant play and a game that involved a B.B. gun war was the game of choice for us . Our adventure included forts that we made in the sheep shed, in the trees, and various other spots. We would sneak around looking for our next target and the right opportunity to shoot them in the butt. After our target was located, there were a couple pumps to the B. B. gun, the lock and cock, and then the fun of watching our victim dance around holding his bottom. Boy was it entertaining! In the winter we would sled, build snow forts and in the summer we would ride our bikes, swim in the pool and play cowboys and Indians and/or dolls and house. However, even though we were wild and a bit adventurous, nothing we did was mean or malicious; it was a time when kids could be kids. Our imagination and energy was running full steam ahead, which allowed plenty of exercise. We stayed active because our only other option was television and the three channels of news for our...
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