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WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER -Carers UK Forum

WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER

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WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER !!

"And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993"!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE
1940's, 50's, 60's and 70’s

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank Sherry while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos...
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, bread and dripping, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.
Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.
Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on a Sunday, somehow we didn't starve to death!
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers and Bubble Gum.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter, milk from the cow, and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O..K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,
no video/dvd films, or colour TV
no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
Lawsuits from these accidents.

Only girls had pierced ears!

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time....

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we didn't need to keep up with the Jones's!

Not everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on
MERIT

Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we weren't concentrating ..
We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid three R's education.
Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!

Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla'

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL !


And YOU are one of them!

CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
PS -The big type is because your eyes are not too good at your age anymore
I tell my kids these very same things...they look at me like I've gone out! Image Image Image
We had FUN !!!!!!!!!
Ah those were the days when you could do what was bad for you without the nanny state intervening to inform and enforce the latest hip idea.Bring it on.
If kids of today were suddenly introduced to all that freedom they'd probably need councilling Image
When I was 6 my mum would write me a list, give me £5 and send me to the local shop. She'd check the receipt when I got back and the change I was given. If the change was all there and I hadn't brought sweets I'd get a 20p piece in my piggy bank. I felt rich. That 20p brought my weekly beano. If a parent did that today they'd be accused of child abuse! The shop was 5minutes walk away.
Did any one else have regular chores. If i ask DD to wash the posts you'd think I was the worst parent ever.
And if I was allowed to stay off school I was worried I was seriously ill Image
When I was 6 my mum would write me a list, give me £5 and send me to the local shop. She'd check the receipt when I got back and the change I was given. If the change was all there and I hadn't brought sweets I'd get a 20p piece in my piggy bank. I felt rich. That 20p brought my weekly beano. If a parent did that today they'd be accused of child abuse! The shop was 5minutes walk away.
Blue cheese? We had Edam, it tasted of rubber.
20p? When I wor 6 me mam would send me off tae the Co-operative with a ten-bob note and expect me to bring back enough pigs trotters and tripe to fill the chest freezer for a year. If I wor lucky I got a tanner change, that would buy me a Mars Bar every day for a week bar Sunday Image
Did any one else have regular chores. If i ask DD to wash the posts you'd think I was the worst parent ever.
And if I was allowed to stay off school I was worried I was seriously ill Image
My Mum had a jobs list. Keeping our own rooms tidy wasn't even on the list, if we didn't we'd get murdered. Actually neither was doing our own washing and changing our bedsheets. I'm trying to remember what was on the list..... Lots of stuff we just knew we had to do or be shot (ok violence was just a threat, at worse we'd get a bit shouted at).

I remember rebelling and refusing to do the hoovering once and my brother laughing his head off because he knew I was wasting my time.

In my parents house you were either earning or learning. Them who were earning gave 1/3 of their wages in rent and just had to keep their own space tidy. Them who were learning had to pay their way doing housework. In my fathers words "Those are the rules and if you don't like it leave".
Oh those were the days I would love see this country get back to.

Your right though, kids of today wouldnt be able to handle it, they simply arent equiped to deal with it.

I remember being out all day, we used to go to freinds houses and have lunch but were always well behaved, we wouldnt dare be anything else as we knew what sort of trouble we would be in when we got home as parents also actually talked.
The local bobby could give a kid a clip round the ear and get taken home only to get another one from your dad or mom. (Beleive me I only ever did that once!)
We were taught to respect our elders, old ladies werent afraid of us kids and used to stop and talk yo us and we would do the same, we had time to help them cross the road.
The only serious accident I had was coming off my push bike on a corner while racing other kids, unfortunately the thing that tried to stop my flight was the local corner shops plate glass window (it didnt quite stop me and I ended up in hospital) BUT there were no law suits from either party.

The days of mutual respect seem to be sadly, Long gone.

Note :- This could be a subject for the radio?