What is up with the children? I do know that times invariably change and that we cannot hold on to the past, nevertheless, shouldn’t we tend to take the things that worked and build upon them? There are some recreational and creative skills that have been confined to the video games. These are things that technology can never replace and it’s our job to show these timeless hobbies that double up as skills. In some situations, we are going to have to teach our grandchildren still. As a society, we’ve become lazy and complacent, extremely dependent on technology and the work to survive jive, and now’s the time to set things straight.
The love of gardening. It’s more than skills, it’s a lifestyle. Growing our own food was the simplest way of life. Our ancestors typically had two mules and a two-bottom plow farming four acres with that team. A dozen milk cows, hence most of the field was planted with corn. That corn would be ground into meal. That grinding employed a mortar and pestle. grandparents instructed children the way to milk cows and showed them the way to get the most out of a garden. Nothing went to waste.The garbage truck didn’t exist. They never bought food. Whatever scraps that they had, went to the chickens, ducks, and hogs. Gardens weren’t only for fun with our predecessors, and time was spent on a daily basis watering and weeding.
Repair and Maintainance
Fixing and repairing things is the set of skills that has passed by the roadside for the millennium generation. Everything is disposable currently. From cameras to cars, our kids are instructed that once it breaks, it’s time to throw it away. This is often can be avoided. A “good” automobile can be fourteen years old and a work truck can have over 240,000 miles on it. That is because, some people drove that truck for the first 150,000 miles, maintaining it meticulously. It’s still a work truck, therefore, it’s rough, however mechanically it’s still in prime form. Whenever they need repairs to that truck or anything else, the kids are holding the wrenches. It becomes a challenge to them to be able to repair things and keep them maintained.
Building things is a set of skills our fathers and grandfathers should have taught us. In some homes, you may see handcrafted cupboards and shelves throughout. People like to create things, a bit like their father and grandfather did. Some of us instilled this passion into my own youngsters. Both sons and daughters in those families can build from scratch. Generally, they tend to unplug the electric tools and build things without electricity. It’s become a family tradition to carry a hammer, saw, and many nails out into the woods, building a ladder, then mounting up into a giant tree and building our own tree house. It’s wise to invariably refer to as these projects “forts” to keep them interested. Every kid is happy with their fort, showing their handiwork to anyone eager to listen and see their playhouse designed from scratch.