Welcome to… Daddy Take Over! A monthly series where Mr iMummy (or shall we call him iDaddy?) takes over the blog and shares whatever he likes! (gulp)
#2: When we were young…
I got the idea about this post a few days ago whilst walking home with my kids after a trip to the park; the same park where I met their mother 16 years ago. Anyway…. Over the last few months, more noticeably in the summer…I’ve noticed the lack of children playing in the park.
When we were young (I like to think I’m still young’ish) we’d be out playing from dusk till mum’s call. Run-outs…. Knockdown ginger, football, pat ball, conkers…Kirby…British bulldog… You name it; we played it. I’m almost certain if I was to ask my 12-year-old sister about any of these games she’d look at me like I’m from another planet.
My worry is this…as the years roll by….and technology gets better, more intrusive, more efficient in making the human race lazy…. Who on earth will my kids play with in the park? Is “playing out” even a thing anymore? Even with all the processed sugar from things like Panda pops & penny sweets….I feel like children of my era were healthier.
Obesity rates of children are at an all-time high….surely, more running around, playing with friends in the park and less time spent glued to a phone, tablet, computer or TV screen will remedy that? Or am I completely deluded? My 3-year-old mastered using an iPad by the time she was 18 months old. Of my 1-year-old’s limited vocabulary….one of the most prevalent words he says is “bic’it” (biscuit)……
With that being said…Less YouTube for little miss…and fewer rich Teas for little man….and more running in the park with imummy and daddy…as parents it’s our duty to ensure our kids are healthy… and in my household, I’m the only one in the family allowed to look like a teletubby (although I should probably get my shit together for the wedding).
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