I thought that if I could just get the two sides to stay together it would mean that I was growing up.
No one told me about the trick of chasing the rabbit around the tree, going into the rabbit hole and pulling the rabbit's ears.
I only learned about that when I watched my husband teach our children how to do it. They got it pretty easily as I watched in amazement.
Sadly, children today must resort to other forms of "growing up", as many of them were raised on velcro.
After all, why be tortured watching them trip on their shoe laces that would always be coming undone because they couldn't get them to stay tied.
Actually, I thought it was genius for the kids shoe manufacturers to figure out to use velcro instead of shoe laces.
Moms loved it because the kids could put the shoes on themselves. And the kids really loved that sound the velcro made when they ripped open the tabs.
We have raised an entire generation of people who today have no ability to tie.
Does it really matter?
Is life better because it is easier with velcro ?
Have we created a less dexterous people?
Or is this just one more item to be added to the scrapbook of whistful memories?