Thursday, May 16, 2013

How did we ever survive?

I don't know how we are alive today, I really don't.  We had:

-Uneven cement playgrounds
-Metal merry-go-rounds that you spun so fast you flew off onto the cement playground
-Rusty metal jungle gyms that caught our clothes and our skin -tetanus shot? What's that?!!! 

There were no stinking woodchips or cushioned rubber mats, we had
-Metal Tonka toys with sharp edges
-Tinker toys that put many an eye out
-Jarts! Metal spiked end-loaded missiles that you threw at one another and at the last second jumped out of the way (or not) 
-Swings that you swung as high as possible and then jumped off onto, yep, the cement playground

We learned how to take a licking and keep on ticking.  Ah the good ol' days.