December 12, 2008

She has no clue...


This morning I was reaching for a plastic cup on the top shelf in the kitchen. Down fell this plastic ashtray that I bought for when my mother-in-law would visit. (I don't let her smoke in my house - but I thought it was kind for me to provide her an ashtray). When it fell Sara didn't know what it was at first. Then she said - "oh, I know what it is - it's a smoke tray!" Sometimes it's good not to know things.

Habits have really changed since I was a kid. Everyone says how things have gotten worse. Some things have improved.

~my children don't deal with smoking.

~in my opinion, racism has improved since I was a child.

~my children are much more aware of the impact we have on our earth then I ever did. They assume everything gets recycled before it is put in the garbage.

~since we now live in a global market, my children are much more aware of the goings on around the world. Case in point, the tsunami a few years. Sara wanted to know where it was in the world and the impact it had on those people.


How is your children's life better?
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5 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Seat belts and carseats. I remember sitting in the middle of the front seat with my parents. Car travel is much safer now!

Anonymous said...

hmmm, this is tough. I often say I wish we didn't have all the technology we have now. I guess I love the "good old days".

okay here is one - there is no smoking in public places in Washington. I LOVE this!!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say racism. My son was born on the 40th anniversary of Loving v. VA, the case the decided it was okay for his father and I (an interracial couple) to be together. A mere generation separates our family from legal discrimination. Now we have a Black president. A LOT has changed.

letters to elijah said...

Lu.. we still have a long way to go on this.. and to be honest it won't ever go away. But it's great to see progress.

letters to elijah said...

I love when there is no smoking aloud too, Denise. Here in Wisconsin it's still aloud. :(