TODAY THE WORDS are AIRPLANE WATCHING. For many of you who read the blog on a regular basis, the conversation sometimes goes to making more time with your children and being in touch with what they are watching on tv and also what games and social medias they participate. I have seen so many missing children ads on FB and hear of so much violence provoked by children and it warrants a warning to all parents. I thought I would go back in time for what my parents would do for our entertainment. I am not suggesting this as a literal event or outing; I am trying to suggest there are many things and outings which are not expensive parents can do with their children and not break the bank but start a savings account (or in other words, saving your child account) in your children’s name and start making deposits of your time. The “interest” can build over the years and produce a large return on your investment. When we were young, our parents provided for us with the necessities but they didn’t have a lot of leftover money. They did take the time for trips to the park, picnics, and then there were the trips to the airport. No, we didn’t actually go into the airport; we parked outside the airport and watched the planes take off and land. This was in Chicago and O’Hare airport was busy so we didn’t have to wait long for many planes taking off and landing. We would have a lot of fun and would talk to each other and tell funny stories and laugh. Momma would have us something to eat because we didn’t have the money for “fast foods” but even eating her goodies was a good experience. This may not sound very exciting to many of you who are reading this and you have to remember, I have been around the country flying to many cities and have flown overseas; but at that time I could only dream of flying! There are plenty of places and events if parents will plan for their children and not cost a lot. I do see some parents making this time with their children and I applaud all of you for making a special effort to “deposit” into your child’s life account. They will be adults soon and they too need special memories to share with their children the “good ole days” and hopefully they will smile when they say to their children, “Let me tell you about……”.
Live life, love life and live life to the fullest!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.(c) copyright 2013 Arline Lott Miller. The material here copyrighted, use only by permission