Evel Knievel probably caused more broken bones in kids than trampolines did back in the day. Better believe we all spent our afternoons making ramps to jump on our bicycles. Then, his merchandising had a comeback when my son was little, and I got to ... I mean he got to have a wind-up motorcycle, ramps, and Evel Knieval doll.
Oh, I loved those Evel Knievel wind up motorcycles!
Now look at the TV programming. The cursing, nudity, and sex amongst teens has increased. The messages are awful geared towards our children and teens. Not a good example by any means.
Personally, I wouldn't mind if we didn't have a single television in the house. When we do watch it, we watch shows on animal planet, national geographic and the history channel.
I have no children (by choice) but I do have young nieces and nephews and what I see on TV today is horribly destructive. For instance, most of the shows geared at teens are about rich brats who never have to work a day in their lives. So teenagers want the latest $500 iphone, and the hundred dollar jeans, and the expensive hair extensions.
I am NOT a prude, far from it, but even I can see that what TV offers to our children is screwing them up. The past few generations I say would be classified as spoiled brats with a sense of entitlement who think everything should be handed to them on a silver platter. They don't understand the concept of WORKING YOUR WAY TO THE TOP. They want to start a new job as the president of the company.
Did you know that certain girls are "saving" their virginity until marriage these days? Doesn't that sound nice? NO! Because they are participating in anal sex and still claiming to be virgins. If I had a teenage daughter in today's society, I would be a mess and I wouldn't let her out of the house!!!!
Damn, that sounded like the rant of an old lady. I keep forgetting I am 44 because I think and act like a 16 year old (but I don't dress like them)
My sister would tattle if me and my friends didn't include her in our games during the summer. I remember many adventures where Big Jim saved Barbie from the jungles of Vietnam.
Sad thing was that in different games with my friends, when we played cowboys and injuns, I was half white so I had to play the cowboy who they chased through the woods. The Creek "shaman" warrior wields a wicked red club.
haha.... I remember my brother coming home and snatching his Tauntuan from me. I was surrounded by his Star Wars figurines mixed with my Barbies. Tauntuan's belly was useful for holding things Barbie related lol.