Friday, July 3, 2009

A Century Behind

Jane and I sat at her kitchen table talking. Jake walked up to her and asked, "Why do you live like in the 1800s here?" He asked. In trepidation, because I was worried about what he would say, I asked what he meant by that. "Oh, you have a garden and don't watch a lot of TV or play a lot of game cube."

"I like fresh vegetables and we like to read." My sister said.

Poor Jake. He has no idea how close he is to that becoming his way of life. 1. I signed up for a share in a CSA. (Because there is absolutely no way I will garden, I would rather eat someone else's labor.) And 2. The week my kids were grounded from TV, computer, Wii and game cube was fabulous. (I'm toying with the idea of a media-less summer.)

The silly boy shouldn't draw any attention to the advantages of the 1800s.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Living in the 1800's is not that bad. You get used to it! -Danielle

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