Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday


We own shelves full of board games, yet they gravitate toward electronic checkers and chess. I like the sound a checker makes when it slides, the feel of the board. I hope they'll always have that sound, that feel filed away in their memory somewhere. There are losses and gains with every new technology, I suppose. Probably every generation of parents has had similar thoughts.

6 comments:

Anna Emilia said...

It is a lovely memory of games played together.

And still is: my friends just started to invite people to play old fashioned board games once a week. What a treasure those evenings are.

Happy days from Finland. Happy autumn.

Rose Fern said...

Couldn't agree more!

Oakmoss said...

i see it too with my little guy. i noticed before he was even two years old.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I'm not a parent, but I've definitely had similar thoughts. I try to remain open minded, but often lapse into nostalgia.

Francesca said...

I just heard my son's high school math teacher posing the parents a thought provoking question about allowing our children to play with technology and get to know it, so that they may use it as a tool and a resource.

KPiep said...

I worry about my girls and their fascination with technology. Seems like too much, and I worry about the things they are losing in the hyper electronic age.