Truthful Tuesday: 25th October

Di is our hostess for Truthful Tuesday once again while Melanie continues to deal with health issues. Here is her question.

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Would you like to be a child growing up in today’s world?

The short answer is no I would not. Children access media of all types at much earlier ages these days and even if what they see and hear is carefully monitored by their parents I think they must hear a lot of scary stuff. When I was a small child we only had television and even then I know that I had bad dreams a few times about being in a war zone. That could only have come from television. Think how much more children are bombarded with now.

As they get older children learn about the damage to the environment, loss of animal habitats and even if they don’t understand why, they know there is war, hunger and poverty in much of the world. Worse, they know that as kids there is nothing they can really do about it. They are just along for the ride and have to hope that we, the adults, can fix things before its too late.

It must be hard to just be a kid and enjoy life in those circumstances, even more so when you have adults telling you, at age six or seven that you are too old for toys.

No. I would not like to be a child today. I had a great childhood, we had a lot more freedom than children today have. My generation spent time playing with their friends and being able to go off and explore their world. I’m talking about in peaceful and prosperous countries here of course. I know that is not true for children everywhere and never has been. I think it is very sad that American children do emergency drills to learn how to cope with a shooter in their school.

I don’t have children so no grandchildren obviously. I have nieces and a nephew by marriage who are young adults now and have or will have children of their own. I worry for those children. I wish we were leaving them a better future.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

One comment

  1. Thanks for responding. I don’t have kids either, just a smattering of nieces, nephews and they too have families now. They may be more tuned to a technical world than I’ll ever be, but they didn’t enjoy the childhood things I did, appreciate a walk in the woods, paddling in streams, or watching a family of ducks on the water.
    There is too much peer pressure for our youngsters today and the world is just a mass of confused chaos IMO.

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