What have we done…overpriced wintertime activities, only to replace them with hand held devices and an obesity problem…
In the mid ’60’s my parents gave me a $625 snowmobile for my birthday…nowadays you have to take out a second mortgage to own one! I haven’t seen an ad for a sled or toboggan in years! I still have one of those metal ones, shaped like a rocket ship…saucer with no brakes included… Boy!!! Wouldn’t Mom’s love those things today?
Could you imagine getting a group of kids going out on snowshoes on a day like the other day, 20 degrees with a north wind blowing? I can hear it now…I’m cold, like I can’t sent a text with these gloves on and my goggles are cloudy…where’s the bathroom…we there yet?
How times change…I would want to go without my parents! A dog, gun, knife, bow and arrow, ax…pick any two , one being the dog and I’m gone…
Here’s hoping some parents will check the attic or garage for an old sled, even some heavy plastic will work… get those kids out on some even small, hill this weekend! Build some snowmen or ladies, maybe snow angels, a snowfort…have a snowball fight!
Yes I’m the one that bitches about winter and snow all the time, but I also know sittin’ on my dead ass bitchin’ about something ain’t the answer.