JUST SNAPPED @littleswallowchinadoll


It cracks me up when I see rants about the "good old days" when kids weren't brought up to be soft, self entitled, technology addicted brats (that seems to be the general gist of it anyway). Of course a big snipping match inevitably kicks off between parents of yesterday and parents of today, between some of the self entitled youth themselves and the old ranters about who's to blame, blah blah blah. Can't we all just agree that times have changed and sure, it's nice to think about the past with fondness, but the future is also bright? 

That's the way you have to look at things, surely. Nostalgia is fine, but if you actually wish your life was the way it was in the past - then frankly, you better start doing things differently. Lately I've been nostalgic about my backpacking days, but do I wish I was on the road with a toddler and husband in tow, burning through our life savings, getting drunk every night and sleeping in $2 accommodation? Hell no. (Well, maybe just one night out of the month. If the $2 accommodation was upgraded to a hotel with a separate suite that Wolfie could sleep in without us bothering him. And a babysitter.) 

I complained to the CG that I regretted not blogging while travelling, since my memory is shot to crap and I can barely remember the things I did, places I went or people I met. Thankfully he seems to have a much better memory than I (suspicious really, how he can't remember what to buy at the shops on the odd occasion he gets sent alone, but can remember a road we stayed on for one night in 2009), and there's the wonder of digital photography to help so I might just start retro-blogging my travels for when I'm old(er) and grey(er) to look back on. Add that project to the list.

In the meantime, I'll just look forward to my staycations with the girls...