It’s a little scary to think that some kids will only experience nature through technology.
Never? May be true for inner city kids.
I’ve read that some inner city dwellers never leave the 4 or 5 block radius around their home. I guess when everything they need is within walking distance they don’t need to go far.
I wonder if they’re as intimidated by wide open spaces and the bush as I am of big, urban areas?
I think many just don’t have the opportunity or don’t seek it out. The world is limited to them.
I imagine it must be very expensive to leave the city. They’re so huge. It must take hours to get out to farmland or bush.
It may be part of the issue but I think there are other things that have a bigger impact.
Like? Having been raised in small communities and rural areas I’m not familiar with the limitations of big city living.
Limited imagination/lack of recognition of what is out there.
I can see that. I knew a woman who was terrified of rural areas after watching too many horror films. She always believed “something” was going to come out of the corn fields. 🙂
Too many horror movies?
I take it you like horror movies. I think it can be classed as “too many” when it causes a person to be terrified of something as lovely as a corn field. 🙂
Nah. I’m not into horror movies either.
I like a good psychological thriller, but I can live without the slasher flicks.
I’m with you on that.
Every year (almost) we go to Mayfest, which is an arts festival held on the bank of a local river, but the TX Parks and Wildlife department always have a huge set up, and all of their booths are free, we shoot bb guns, do catch and release fishing and many more things – my niece and nephew have always enjoyed that because they don’t get to do those things on a regular basis. Fortunately, I love hunting and fishing and camping, so Mr. T is growing up doing all of those things. I feel good that he is getting those experiences and not just playing at the adventures on the computer and video games!
I’m not much of a camper, but the kids are used to walks in the bush. They’ve been canoeing and fishing. I try to expose them as much as possible. Mr. T is a lucky guy to have such a cool mom.
Right back at ya!! It’s good to get the kids outside! I’m horrible, I’m totally okay with Mr. T playing some video games, too – it gives me some time alone! 🙂
That’s not horrible, that’s a survival tactic for single parents!! lol
Oh, this cartoon is too much! But, it makes a super huge point that for our kids to experience all the outdoors have to offer, we must actually show it to them. 🙂
That is very true!
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