Friday, April 20, 2012
As kids we were always just told, "Go outside and play." And we did. We made mudpies, played king of the mountain, created forts in the bushes, etc. By the time we came in, our knees were grass stained, there was dirt caked under our finger nails and streaked across our faces, and we were exhausted. We played hard, we ate good food, and we slept well. There was no talk of a childhood obesity epidemic, kids rarely missed school due to illness, no one carried an inhaler, and there was no such thing as "Children's Zyrtec". Life wasn't sanitized, yet we were healthy.