Posted: 17/12/2016 at 12:10
KT, imagine being able to switch them off when they started to nag, "that hall and stairway need decorating" yes dear click? It ia all relevent to the times. My parents worried about me and had plans for me, they did not ask my opinion on going to Agricultural College to be a Gentleman Farmer? What, not on your nelly. Right Sunderland Naval College then to be a sea going Officer, what, I could not cross Victoria bridge over the river Tees on a bus without being sea sick. It came to an engineering apprenticeship with night school three nights a week plus a developing shapes with all the math drawing and cutting them out nightly to be handed in next morning for assesment by a crabby old boilermaker. His highest praise was not too bad.
Mother you cannot go dancing every night of the week, why? It will stunt your growth or words to that effect, they were both prize winning Ballroom Dancers, what, you dance, that is different? I carried on and yes, village halls the big dance halls and Sunday night at the Ace club every night was dance night. Remembering that and listening to the parents onto my grandchildren think been there done that, leave them let them find their own way they get there in the end. It is something they need to handle and work out for themselves who are we to cast stones, think back to those mad years.
Technology speeds up they need to keep up it is their way and up to them, we have not made the world a better place they may succeed where we failed.