Kid's think Stupid is Smart

yea james.. kids these days have NO idea what creativity is all about. Everything is all set up for them already with just about every city having a skatepark and they dont have to imagine anything with the way video games are today.

also look at those cars in the back ground :thumb:
 
yea james.. kids these days have NO idea what creativity is all about. Everything is all set up for them already with just about every city having a skatepark and they dont have to imagine anything with the way video games are today.

also look at those cars in the back ground :thumb:
So true! I spent summers with my Grandma while my Mom was at work. My Grandma was an artist and had a place out in Joshua Tree. Talk about isolated! She would spend a couple weeks at a time out there painting. I would go outside and make things to play with. I would try and catch lizards, bunnies, chipmunks. I even made a theme park for bugs! To cool down she would filll a 50gal drum full of water and I would jump up and down in it. Now that was creativiy and excitement! Now kids have freakn Huricane Harbor for their water fun, and 50 bucks to do it!
 
Here's another thought for you guys. Do you think techonlogy (which I love BTW) has hurt too? I mean ipods, cell phones, texting has allowed for more disconnect from their families and has given them too much freedom? Sun alluded above to the fact that she had to make due to have fun with what was available at the time and was happy to do so.
 
Last night we had dinner with "Uncle Teeve" and his family we ride, camp, hang out and generaly socialize with this family. We had a great time, 4 adults, 3 boys of which 2 were 12 and one 14. Before and after dinner we sat around playing LCR and Black Jack. Thanks to GEEK for tuning us on to LCR. On the drive home my boys said, "man that was fun"!. What I am saying is, we "unplugged" the kids and went back to basics. No xbox, no ps2, just good ole' fashion "board" not "bored" type games and involved the kids. I think as parents we need to do more of this type of activites with our kids. It gives the kids a different perspective on life and maybe, just maybe, if we are a little more involved and involve the kids with us, we as parents we be so STUPID in our kids eyes.


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Yes, I know wishful thinking.
 
Here's another thought for you guys. Do you think techonlogy (which I love BTW) has hurt too? I mean ipods, cell phones, texting has allowed for more disconnect from their families and has given them too much freedom? Sun alluded above to the fact that she had to make due to have fun with what was available at the time and was happy to do so.
I agree but i think its a double edge sword. Now its much easier for a kid to keep in contact with parents as well.

But really that all lies upon the parents... these kids are not getting these things by themselves the parents are getting those devices for them.

I let my kid play Wii but i limit it and i make them use their imaginations as well. My son does some of the same things i did too. I played with hot wheels and set up imaginary races and all that. he does the same its just some of those hotwheels are a lot cooler now a days.. like the monster truck ones.

edit: and yea rack :thumb: i have several of the exact same board games that i played as a kid and my kids love em. Granted they are 3 and 6 but still its really awesome watching my kid enjoy Mouse Trap, Operation and Candy Land... some of those games are timeless.
 
Oh boy! What a topic! I"m right here with you guys but so fars so good. Almost had it fall apart last year But thank god everyone could swallow thier pride or stubberness is more like it. Good luck guys. Just try to avoid at all cost Drawing that line in the sand.:thumb:
 
Here's another thought for you guys. Do you think techonlogy (which I love BTW) has hurt too? I mean ipods, cell phones, texting has allowed for more disconnect from their families and has given them too much freedom? Sun alluded above to the fact that she had to make due to have fun with what was available at the time and was happy to do so.
Good topic WG! I don't have kids myself, but my friends bring theirs to my cabin all the time. There are zero modern conveniences there. No electricity (propane lights out of old 1950's campers) no cell phone service (the kids iPhones don't work) water comes from a spring, and 90% of the cooking is done on an open fire. This all requires a lot of work. And the kids are tasked with getting it done. They are all aged 11 to 16. They love it! They are bummed when they can't make a weekend! They have great entertainment doing good stuff! They get to ride, hunt, fish, shoot, roam around on 4300 acres. It's cool to see that they want to help fetching water from the spring, getting firewood, clearing trails, cleaning the cabin, keeping things right. It's wholesome and fun as hell! The dad's love it as much as the boys do. I can get poles sunk and get electricity, drill a well, put in a phone line or a dish, but I won't. It's the fact that this place is so elemental in it's simplicity that makes it cool. I like getting my water from a spring and carrying it. That's a chore the kids don't mind doing. We like my old indoor propane lighting. We like tending the woodburning stove in the winter. It's awesome and the kids, I think, see the value in the simplicity of it all, the work it takes to maintain it, and most of all, the benefits and rewards of being totally self-sufficient, if even for a weekend. I think the dad's know they are teaching some great life lessons here and making memories for these kids that they will pass on to their kids. :thumb:

14 year old just got his first wild turkey hunting with his dad! We coach them thru the cleaning and prep process to get it on the grill, but we don't do it for them.


Dad and his two sons after cleaning the bird!


The leg/thighs went on the grill, the breasts went into a stew with all the fixin's!


 
You'd be welcome! :banana:

We pride ourselves on gleaning our meals by our own hand from September thru February. The menu is varied, awesome and tasty! Fin, feathers. or fur...we eat it all! There is nothing better than getting up before dawn and having lunch and dinner ready to cook! Plus! I get to ride all over hell's half acre! It is truly awesome on my XR's. They are the best! Just indestructable, can't F them up, PERFECT means to get to places!:banana:
 
You'd be welcome! :banana:

We pride ourselves on gleaning our meals by our own hand from September thru February. The menu is varied, awesome and tasty! Fin, feathers. or fur...we eat it all! There is nothing better than getting up before dawn and having lunch and dinner ready to cook! Plus! I get to ride all over hell's half acre! It is truly awesome on my XR's. They are the best! Just indestructable, can't F them up, PERFECT means to get to places!:banana:
:rocker: that is great stuff.
 
Good topic WG! I don't have kids myself, but my friends bring theirs to my cabin all the time. There are zero modern conveniences there. No electricity (propane lights out of old 1950's campers) no cell phone service (the kids iPhones don't work) water comes from a spring, and 90% of the cooking is done on an open fire. This all requires a lot of work. And the kids are tasked with getting it done. They are all aged 11 to 16. They love it! They are bummed when they can't make a weekend! They have great entertainment doing good stuff! They get to ride, hunt, fish, shoot, roam around on 4300 acres. It's cool to see that they want to help fetching water from the spring, getting firewood, clearing trails, cleaning the cabin, keeping things right. It's wholesome and fun as hell! The dad's love it as much as the boys do. I can get poles sunk and get electricity, drill a well, put in a phone line or a dish, but I won't. It's the fact that this place is so elemental in it's simplicity that makes it cool. I like getting my water from a spring and carrying it. That's a chore the kids don't mind doing. We like my old indoor propane lighting. We like tending the woodburning stove in the winter. It's awesome and the kids, I think, see the value in the simplicity of it all, the work it takes to maintain it, and most of all, the benefits and rewards of being totally self-sufficient, if even for a weekend. I think the dad's know they are teaching some great life lessons here and making memories for these kids that they will pass on to their kids. :thumb:

14 year old just got his first wild turkey hunting with his dad! We coach them thru the cleaning and prep process to get it on the grill, but we don't do it for them.


Dad and his two sons after cleaning the bird!


The leg/thighs went on the grill, the breasts went into a stew with all the fixin's!


IMPRESSIVE! :thumb:
 

James

Staff member
That's awesome Buck :thumb:, unfortunately I'm not really a "camper". But I do know where I'll be going when World War 3 hits. :smirk:

Here's another thought for you guys. Do you think techonlogy (which I love BTW) has hurt too?
Depends, things like cell phones & email allow for more/easier communication, if the parent actually stays on top of things. But it can also get out of hand, ever watch the movie RV? Basically the family only talks via text/IM/Chat and never sits down to just "talk" anymore. In which case you do get disconnected.
I believe that was back in 1977. That isn't old, is it? :devil:
:noidea: Waaay before my day. :devil: :P
 
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