In handwriting, there are different types: cursive and block are the most common ones. But when children start school, which one do they need to learn?
As a child, one can see the world in a very different way, since we have only limited knowledge and understanding of how things work around us. That is likely the case for most kids when it comes to... plumbing!
When you are a kid, you might see things in some houses that you never saw in your own place, and those can seem particularly strange or magical (depending on what those are). Since I was living in an apartment on a second floor, my grandmother's house seemed like a big kingdom to explore!
Things change over time, and what was common 30 or 50 years ago, is no longer considered safe. Although I never encountered accidents or serious incidents involving things that changed since, I assume that people have changed their opinion based on some of those. One example was how babies were left to sleep without a crib.
Although i have not been much of a card player, my parents and uncles and aunts seemed to love that. Since i was raised with only one little brother (8 years younger than me), i guess we never had enough people to play cards at home. But, my aunts and uncles were more than just card players: they loved to have FUN.
I am not a particularly big eater, although i do have a sweet tooth. When i was a kid, was of average size so food was never an issue for me (except that i have always been picky).
I was not a particularly accident prone child when i was young, but i still encountered a few accidents, as most youngsters. In grade 2, i was victim of a really freak incident.
Some kids would eat anything while onn the other hand, some kids will not eat what we want them to eat. I know that, as i have kids that fall in those two categories. Personally, i was a picky eating kid, and i grew up as a picky eater too. Oh well!
When I was in Secondary 2 (equivalent of grade 8), I went to a new school and that school had a band. I had never participated in a band before. Since several students had been there for a few years already, I was offered a "position" in the flag bearer line up instead of in the musical part. At least, that was not too hard, right?
Things have obviously changed over time, and one of those things is everyone's job description. Now, because of unions and job descriptions, i know that i can't hammer a nail to hang anything in my office because i have to ask the maintenance staff; it is THEIR job, not mine. But 40-50 years ago, that didn't seem to be a problem, and the students, at the end of the year, would do the janitor's job!
I have a sweet tooth, i admit. I always had it. Although my Mom was never super interested in cooking, she had a few of my favorite dishes, especially in the dessert category.
In the last decade or so, we have seen an explosion of technology and this has changed how children play. The old toys and activities have been replaced by monitors and controlers. Social play seemed to have faded away for smart phones, and sedentary activities. But looking back, it is amazing how little we needed to keep ourselves entertained!
With the common use of call display on many modern phones, we have the option of answering or not answering since can often know who is the caller. Back in the days, this was not as easy and either one would answer a call from someone they really didn't want to answer, or they would ignore a call from someone they really wanted to talk to. But my parents had a trick for that!
Just like many little girls, back in the days, i was looking forward to learn to cook, and mostly to bake. Of course, baking cookies, or a cake was a dream for me. That is, until i got my own "oven": the famous "Easy Bake" oven.
Several people have had dolls when they were young and might have kept one or more of them over the years. Although i had some dolls to play with, i also had a whole collection of dolls i only had a look at, once in a while.