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!