That was my thinking too!!Sod the kids, it's me that wants to do nothing, with nobody, all alone by myself.
Nothing wrong with geek-dom!Exactly @Rich and @Rainbird. That's exactly how we want it for small children, and bigger ones too, so the disease of geek-dom doesn't get them.
I agree with you, quite passionately actually. I'm lucky enough to live in a village where there's a strong sense of community, where kids still play out in the streets, where there's a sense that independence is worth fostering from the off....the art , value and I think, necessity for happiness, of being able to amuse oneself, pottering about, tinkering, is a great freedom and a boon of unsupervised childhood not fashionable enough right now...
Thankfully I have always been quite the least fashionable person I know... My kids are enjoying a very wild andunsupervised childhood not fashionable enough right now
I wasn't really being that literal (I don't have a bunker filled with bottled water and tinned food). A general sense of resourcefulness is what I was driving at – kids who aren't afraid of their own imaginations.It's not quite living off the land @Rich. but I resonate with that concern.