Kids don't know what they're missing
I read a story the other day about a gifted boy whose father said his son likes what all six-year-olds like – video games.
Really? Video games?
That got my best friend and me to talking about how sad it is that children today have no clue how to entertain themselves if they don't have a video game to play, or a laptop or smart phone in their hands.
My friend recalled how she and her childhood friends used to get out their canteens and “hike” about what amounts to a half mile to a nearby canal, where they would collect tadpoles found in the shallow, standing water, put them in coffee cans their mothers had saved, and take them home.
There, they would “raise” the tadpoles to frog status, and let them go in their neighborhood flowerbeds.
That then prompted the question if today's youths even know what a tadpole is, or where a frog comes from.
We're thinking no.