It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that us grown ups were in fact the children, but in the grand scheme of parenting it might as well have been a hundred years ago as it’s changed that much.
Who remembers these?
Going to the pub
Pre Wetherspoons days, where the pubs are family friendly places that stay open all day, that is.
Back when the pubs used to just open on a lunchtime for a couple of hours, and when they did, children weren’t allowed in the actual bar so had to sit outside with their Mum and Dad as well with the can of cola and bag of crisps.
No car seats
Car seats and booster seats for kids? Unheard of. Just strap yourself in the back, and away you go. As long as you had a seatbelt, that was all that was needed!
Brightly coloured food
The more gaudy, the better. E numbers? What are they?! It’s not a real party if the jelly’s not bright red, and the sweets don’t turn your tongue blue.
Clouds of smoke wafting over your food as you eat lunch whilst out? Parents or relatives smoking in the car whilst you silently gag in the back due to all the fumes?!
Yuck. Hard to imagine life pre smoking bans now, isn’t it?
Luckily for kids in these times, the dangers of such things are more widely known, and inventions such as car seats, additive free food and smoking alternatives are now widely available.
Vapelux disposable e cigarettes are one such invention, and provide a way to give up smoking.
They come in a variety of different fruity smells, which smell infinitely nicer than clouds of smoke!
What things did you do as a child that aren’t the norm?
I’d love to know via the comments box below!
This post is in collaboration with Vapelux.