Well almost never.
(05-29-2014, 04:43 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote: Oh yeah for sure and we also use to make some pretty cool wooden spears from straight tree branches and carve them up really nice and pointed and go exploring out in the woods while throwing them at all sorts of targets kinda like playing cave man and cave woman instead of cowboys and indians ha haa haaa (*-*)
that too, we always had pocket knives. I gave my kid her first pocket knife when she was seven, showed her how to handle it safely. If I didn't she would have taken one anyways and not known how to use it. I found her first knife not long ago and it looked like it had been sharpened with a rasp
Back then I got the reputation as a tom boy because kicked the s**t out of a boy bully in the playground when he tried to take my swing away from me, I kicked him in the knackers then he fell underneath me and I just kept kicking him from head to knackers.
Anyway, one day a small boy comes to my front door and asks for me, he tells me a group of boys in the park (next door) are setting off firecrackers in a turtle. So, I went to the park and saw this poor medium-sized turtle burned and bleeding and looking like it was suffereing. So, I quickly picked it up and ran home and told my mother what they were doing. She called the animal control to come and pick it up. Meanwhile the boy who owned the turtle came to our front door and asked my mom for the turtle back, she said "Send your mother or father here to get it". We never heard from anyone after that.
Thank goodness, kids can't get their hands on fireworks these days.
I remember when I was about 5 I dismantled my felt-tip pens and put the color containers to soak in a jars of water. One jar for each color. Then I put the jars in the window so I could watch the lights reflecting on the wall.
I also had a cup under my bed where I secretly collected feathers that came out of my pillow.
Quote:An increasing number of nurseries are ditching colourful, plastic toys and going down the route of offering children natural resources to play with such as sand, water and sticks that don’t constrict play or direct it in any way.
At the nursery set within Roddlesworth Woods, in Tockholes in Lancashire, the children spend all day in the woods climbing trees and playing with sticks.
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