Parents today wrap children in bubblewrap but your parents did things differently

People can say “things were different then” when they talk about how you grew up, but looking back parents had
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People can say “things were different then” when they talk about how you grew up, but looking back parents had to know that some of this stuff was not the greatest idea.  Nevertheless, as some parents nowadays try to wrap the world in bubble wrap it’s still grat fun to see what we all survived as kids.  On this Christmas Eve it’s nice to have a look back before the crazy hustle and bustle of tomorrow kicks in.

Would you change anything about your childhood? Did you think parents are too careful nowadays? Do you treat your grandkids differently than you were treated as a kid besides the obvious ones that have become laws like seatbelts?

1. They left us unattended

 

unattended

 

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2. They wanted us to lose our fingers

sparklers

 

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3. They’d pile us in the back of a ute

 

pick_up

 

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4. They let us ride with no helmets
no helmet

 

5. They called this a car seat


car seat1

 

baby

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6. They let us drink soft drink

baby soda

 

 

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7. They’d let us play in crocodile infested swampsalligator

 

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8. They took us for a ride in their basket

bike

9. They liked to let us play and move in the car

1station wagon

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10. They didn’t use bike straps

bike and baby

11. They bought us toys that contained led and were fire hazards

toys

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Do you have photos doing these things as children? Do you remember these childhood moments? Share with us below. 

  1. Pat Ehrhardt  

    At high school in the science lab we played frisbee with asbestos mats. And if we could do it without getting caught we pushed drops of mercury around on the bench top.

  2. Susan Bell  

    We coated pennies with mercury and passed them off as two bob pieces.

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