Alright times are a changing. It’s taking me longer to post an update, I’m commenting on a month and a half old news article and kids are no longer looking for Lucky Charms at the end of the rainbow. According to a survey of 500 Welsh kids (we’re not talking about grape juice here people) 22% of them wanted to find an iPod at “the end of the rainbow”.
Don’t get me wrong I love my iPod (maybe too much, but that’s between me and my counselor). But kids in this century are sure getting expensive tastes. In the same survey adults said that they were hoping to find bikes, roller-skates and candy at the end of their childhood rainbows. Sweets and pets were still top ten responses for kids and adults, thank goodness for tradition. There’s nothing quite like feeding your slobbery dog a bag of Pop Rocks. But we found that dog digging through the neighbor’s trash and those Pop Rocks we like a jar of alabaster. I did have a bike growing up but I swear my bike didn’t start at $250 and come in 5 fruity colors.
Let me tell you, back in my day we were lucky to just have a rainbow. Much less a rainbow with iPods littering the backside. When we did find a rainbow we were happy if we found more than dirt. We loved those rocks, they made great toys. Pets? Footballs? Those were rocks to us. I sure wish poor Jimmy would just learn to catch. “Black-and-Blue-Jim”, that’s what we used to call him.