Tuesday, 26 October 2010

the good old days....

there is absolutely no doubt about the fact that times have changed. we are now living in a time where there is plenty of everything, food, clothes, bags, shoes, computers, tv's you name it we have! it's even come to the point where we are over loading our children with the latest of everything that comes on the market, and the kids just want more, more, more it's crazy. but when i think back to when i was a child, it wasn't like that for me, we didn't have the latest clothes, shoes or toys, we had to make the most of what we had, sometimes that would mean making a swing in the backyard instead of having a beautiful ready made one fitted in or finding a piece of rope and making it into a skipping rope instead of having one that lights up, plays music and counts how many skips you have done (trust me they exist). looking back now i'm truly happy i didn't have it all (seriously, i'm not lying), it's because i didn't have it all, that i had a chance to use my imagination, i obtained the vision to make something out of nothing, the ability to make trash into treasure. i just hope my kids get that opportunity too!


  1. Assalamu Alaikum,

    great post, I so agree, and it's something I think about often too. Lately I've been trying to decrease the amounts of toys we have and really try and bring in play things that promote imagination, that can be used for more than one purpose

  2. i hate what the world has come to, but inshallah those of us who have realised can do something about it!

  3. Assalaamu Alaikum

    I agree with you sis. Its so true and I am so grateful to Allaah that I did not have such toys! I have limited toys to my daughter from the time she was born hoping for this and masha Allaah she has enjoyed everything so far and I really hope and pray our kids are guided always to take the right path Aameen!

  4. Wallah shes not kidding, there is a ankle skipping rope back when i was 10 called "Skip It!" and it would count how many rotations it made around your ankle. That was 12 years ago so I can only IMAGINE what they have now.