23 de noviembre de 2015.

Trato de no reciclar, pero este texto me hizo reforzar «la maternidad vintage» que llevo con mis changas.


Congratulations to those that were born on the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.

First, you survived being born to mothers who

smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese
dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then after
that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based

You had no child proof lids on medicine
bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets,
not to mention, the risks of hitchhiking…As children you would ride in cars
with no seat belts or airbags. Riding in the back of a van-loose-was always
great fun.

You drank water from the garden hosepipe and
NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one
bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and
real butter and drank pop with sugar in it but you weren’t overweight because
………..YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING. You would leave home in the
morning and play all day, as long as you were back in when the street lights
came on, No one was able to reach you all day. And you were OK.

You would spend hours building your go-carts
out of scrapsand then ride down the hill only to find out you forgot the
brakes. After running into bushes a few times, you learned to solve the

You did not have Playstation, Nintendo’s,
X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape
movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal
computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms…………..YOU HAD FRIENDS
and you went outside and found them!

You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones
and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. You played with
worms (well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not
live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and
although you were told it would happen, you did not poke any eyes out.

You rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house
and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Local
teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to
learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that! The idea of a parent bailing
you out if you broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the

This generation has produced some of the best
risk takers and problem solvers and inventors yet. The past 50 years have
been an explosion of innovations and new ideas. You had freedom, failure,
success and responsibility, and you learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!. And YOU
are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

UWhat do you think of this message?

Any truth in it?

You might want to share your views about this.

You had the luck to grow up as kids before the
lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while
you are at it, tell it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents