Saturday, 31 October 2020

Low Rent Kids

I'm sure the expensive phase of children is get to start but at the moment they seem very easy to keep happy. 


 We're lucky as our three play together as a pack all the time, very rarely to they leave one out of any games unless they want to - our eldest will take herself off to do some sewing now and again. 

The half term has been filled with hours of playdough, painting and making potions outside (which i tend to find months later when they smell far from their best!). 

the other day I had a little fire on the patio and they spent two hours feeding it and poking it (all face painted up as well), simple pleasures! 

What low effort thing did you enjoy as a child?

12 comments:

  1. We loved torch tag, in the local church grounds, which were just across the road from our house, we played for hours.

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  2. We used to play "airports". We were given an old timetable that we used to look up flights. We made tickets out of scrap paper. There were passports that we used to stamp and date - the "stamp" was the lid off a bottle of brandy! Bulldog clips were used as microphones to announce flights. I'm not sure it was quite low effort, but it was low cost and kept us entertained for hours.
    Helen

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  3. everything i did as a child was low cost and low effort!

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  4. We lived out in the country and rarely went anywhere. My father worked long hours and my mother did not drive. There were no other children around us. We spent a lot of time playing under a nearby bridge. We would make haunted houses and scare the bejeebers out of ourselves. Imagination is the best plaything a child can be given.

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  5. When we went to my Grandparents' home out in the middle of nowhere we used to play skittles with my Nan's Kilner jars, my grandad use to have us scaring the birds. He used to use a metal coco tin punch holes in the lid and in the base, then add some kindling, small twigs, hay etc. set it alight and it would smoulder. The tim was attached to a string and we used to swirl it around Catherine wheel style and scare the birds off his veg patch as well. We also had an old chicken shed that was used as a den and kept us out of mischief. We also used to go newting and butterfly catching and tiddling. Happy days.

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  7. building dams over the creek in the back field and tree climbing were our favourites. I was always in trouble for wet socks as the creek was about an inch too deep if you weren't careful.

    viv

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  8. Making mud 'pies', the sloppier the better. Playing in our little sand pit with old kitchen utensils. Making dens on the uncut field and spending hours waiting and watching for the rabbits to come out of their Warren. Everything was low cost and a game was devised using anything the adults didn't want.

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  9. we used to collect shells and if needed for the garden seaweed. It was exciting to go to the beach after a high tide or a storm and see what had come in. We also went to the library one of the librarians used to read a story in the childrens section of a Saturday morning. what ever adult was at home on the saturday morning had to take us. we would exchange our books and listen to the story. in the summer or most of the holidays, they had a little book like a passport, through the summer you read a book, you spoke to the librarian to show you had read it and they would stamp your book. There was a librarian called Geoff, he was very enthusiastic about the books you read and used to stamp the book and you hand. The other ones didnt stamp your hand. I used to be well miffed off when my parents would make me wash it off. catching slow worms. And the best one was when we turned the compost heap as we collected extra worms and gave them to the chickens at my grandparents. For each one we collected we got 2p. Exciting stuff as I used to have enough to buy a comic in the holidays

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  10. A rope hanging from a tree kept me occupied - and upside-down for hours!

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  11. A rope hanging from a tree kept me occupied - and upside-down for hours!

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  12. I was cured of HIV with the use of natural herbs. My name is Alandre and I'm from Texas. I love herbs so much. Most times, injection and drugs are just a waste of time. I was cured, I suffered from HIV for 13 years but with the help of Dr. Mark herbal medicine, I was cured within a few weeks of drinking the herbs he sent to me through courier delivery service. This same doctor also cured my Aunty from herpes, as soon as I heard she had herpes, I quickly refer her to Dr.Mark and she was cured too after drinking his herbs.I have referred a lot of people to Dr. Mark and they were all cured from their various illness. Have you taken herbs before?. You have spent so much money on drugs,injections,surgeries etc and yet you have no good result to show for it. Contact Dr. Mark now, he is a herbalist doctor, Dr. Mark has herbs that cures Hiv, Herpes, diabetics, asthma, hepatitis, STD, cancer, chronic, etc. Contact Dr Mark through his Email address on: blessedlovetemple@gmail.com Please share the good news to other people once you are cured.

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