What is it with kids these days?

Auld-Yin

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#1
It is 10:20 on Crimbo morning, cold but a lovely bright winter morn. Yet not a kid in sight playing in the street showing off their pressies.

When I was a nipper (which was after santa was born before you lot start) we could not wait to get out and show off our pressies. Same with my own kids in their day. Is Christmas such a pain in the arrse now that kids don't bother?

Just to illustrate my point I will relate a wee tale from my own days. I was about 9 or 10 and cowboys and indians was the rage for us kids (don't know how many Indians I have killed but there can't be many left). My folks bought my brother a cowboy suit and me an indian suit, complete with bow and arrow. We got dressed up and out to play as soon as it was light. The trouble was, all the other kids in the street had been given cowboy suits - I think you can see where this is going. I spent a good part of that morning tied to a lamppost with the local posse doing their best to light a fire!!!! Not one of my happier Crimbos but it illustrates the point that we got out of the house to play.

Kids just don't know how to enjoy themselves.

A-Y
 
#2
You forget, all the presents nowadays are designed to keep children indoors and entertained in a room seperate from the parents.

No - bikes, skateboards, rollerskates, slingshots or similar.

Yes - games console, games console and games consoles.

S_R

p.s. Bah Humbug
 
#3
my youngest had a push-bike & has been out on it already.
 
#4
My little one is desperate to go out on her new bike, but its pissing down, so we are already on the 3rd run through of Barbie Island Princess.

Ah 1130, time for a beer...
 
#5
no rain in cardiff but mine are playing on their d.s,ipods,wii!!!!so no change there then.i can,t remember being in all year when i was a kid.must be a generational thing! :roll:
 
#6
Bright winter morn, you lucky sod, its been pishing down since the early hours.
 
#7
Auld-Yin said:
We got dressed up and out to play as soon as it was light. The trouble was, all the other kids in the street had been given cowboy suits - I think you can see where this is going. I spent a good part of that morning tied to a lamppost with the local posse doing their best to light a fire!!!! Not one of my happier Crimbos but it illustrates the point that we got out of the house to play.

Kids just don't know how to enjoy themselves.

A-Y
You were a popular lad in those days then Auld. :wink:

Been P*ssing it down here in Colly, been cold and wet most the day, played board games with the kids this morning. No playstations, X-Boxes or DVD's were allowed on till after lunch.
 
#9
My father in law made the same observation of no kids out playing when I picked up for dinner. Not a one in sight any where must be the play station generation.
 
#10
wheel said:
My father in law made the same observation of no kids out playing when I picked up for dinner. Not a one in sight any where must be the play station generation.
i think so mate. :cry:
 
#11
Or have we scared our kids in to stopping in, in case they do any of the stuff we did?

OMG What have we done?
 
#12
I took my lad out to play on his new bike, plenty of kids out then.
Unfortunately within a minute of us being out we had to crash move to A+E. As hed knocked both front teeth out, thank feck he had a helmet on.

SK
 
#15
brucewillis said:
But not a full face helmet!
Nope, it was not. I also neglected to wrap him fully in cotton wool along with his full body armour underneath.'

SK
 
#16
Then you have failed as a parent. But then again mine aren't speaking to me, so I have I!
 

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#17
I bought my kid brother a remote controlled Helecopter. Was away on a course and forgot his 14th Birthday, so thought a big guesture would be nice!

Was it fook, offered to take him to the common to fly his new whirley bird of joy - did he want to go, no. Just wants to play with his Ipod. Sad, Dad and I go chuck a ball about outside, have a couple of beers - and he just sits inside.

Kids today. Shite.
 
#19
I was luck drove down to see the daughter today she was champing at the bit ot climb over her new JCb pedal tractor and was trying her best to escape outside at any opertunity not so good she's only 18 mths old 8)
 
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