Now that you have a little bit of information about my living situation and where I came from, I can start talking a little bit about growing up in these situation.
As I am sure most of you can relate to, when you are a kid you tend to make the most of whatever situation is thrown at you regardless of the actual reality of it. This was most certainly the case in my childhood and my friends and I never let our parent’s poor income have a negative toll on our lives.
It might be hard for my children and the younger generations out there to grasp this but we never had a television, computer, or video game system when we were growing up and had to make our own fun.
How did we ever survive???
Well like most kids during those times, we were responsible for making dew with what we had and entertaining ourselves completely technology free. Just like my house, the lawn was a complete disaster and was filled with overgrown grass, rotting trees, and random mounds of dirt all over the place.
One of my favorite things as a kid was playing “war” with my friends and creating our own fortresses and home bases with some of the mess that my yard consisted of.
This was one thing that I was actually thankful for while we were living here and find it fascinating how different my, and others, children could never fathom having to go through life without their computers and smart phones.