I remember the times when I was a lad
we took trips with our mum and dad
in those days when money was scarce
family trips were all that we had.
It wasn't a trip on an aeroplane
or a visit to sunnier climes
in days gone by you were just as happy
staying local and having good times.
Trips to the zoo to see the animals
were a highlight on many a day
big sis and her friend would take us there
to admire the animals and play.
A trip to the movies to see a film
was amazing to many a child
watching a film on a giant screen
would drive me and my brother wild.
A walk to the beach with mum and dad
in summer was an exciting thrill
and if the shows were visiting then
it was enough to give us a chill.
A ride on the waltzers, or on the bikes
was marvelous and a buzz you admired
and in those hot balmy summer days
you never ever got tired.
Those were the days when excitement was rife
when family meant a lot
kids would be happy with everything they had
not what mum and dad had bought.
Money was tight but we made a life
which was rewarding in many a way
you could make your time constructive
not playing video games all day.
Fresh air was the making of us
never an illness or disease had we
and the best thing all about it
was fresh air was always free.
When we were younger we never had GAME CONSOLES, the only entertainment we got was either playing outside, listening to records lol not cd's and if you were REALLY bored watching TV.In those days we had rarely an illness and even if we did it never lasted long because we wanted out again.
What was YOUR entertainment when you were young? what games did you play outside?
or perhaps you just liked to stay in? nothing wrong with that but you wouldn't have had any video games to keep you in (not saying everyone is as old as me lol) do yo agree kids today are zombified with staying in playing computer games, never getting out except for school? would love to hear from you.