How about the next generation?

We reflect, we project and we react. Sometimes we get stressed on our own because we have become the most lonely people on planet.

Not so long ago, people didn’t have social media. We would make the best what we could out of our lives, in fact it was normal because there wasn’t anything else.

I remember that we went out of our homes more often. We did not know much how other people’s homes looked like. During different seasons it was even nice to walk around the village or neighborhood to see how people decorated their homes and garden for inspiration.
We wrote one another, we didn’t have anything to copy and forward to someone else to let them know how bad one was behaving.
It seems life is going fast and to some people it’s good to have technology move fat like that.
Personally I grew up in a period of time where people didn’t have phones, but Walkman and we upgraded ourselves to a CD player. In the 90’s when someone comes to visit, we would prepare lunch or dinner because we had so much to tell to one another. We saw each other after a while. We gave one another time to rehabilitate and do things that we will be telling about when we meet again. We used to be unique with our characters, talents, dressing, food and families.
I used to travel from city to city by train long back on my own. Every summer when my colleagues went on holiday, I would stay in Netherlands and travel with a discount around Netherlands. I met different Dutch people, some who still follow the typical Dutch culture and traditions. I lived in a big city where I worked. I have seen people speak to one another on a different level. Even though I knew that I was mostly the first one who would start the conversation, in the end, people were asking my number or email address. That’s how I have managed to know most people.
Apparently things are different now, life is different now, almost everything.
People we choose to be with, as friends, boyfriends, girlfriends and colleagues have become a reflection of ourselves.
No matter how much you try to represent yourself differently, it’s hard to judge on social media. People feel offended very easily as they cannot read the face expressions of the one writing. The connection left is no the same as before. But now that we are there and our children are going to see this as their past, what can we do on social media to leave a good name behind. Its definitely not bully. Let’s use our gadgets wisely.

We reflect, we project and we react. No so long ago people didn’t have social media. We would make the best what we could out of our life.

I remember that we went out of our homes more often. We did not know much how other people’s homes looked like.
We wrote one another, we didn’t have anything to copy and forward to someone else to let them know how bad one was behaving.
It seems life is going fast and to some people it’s good to have technology move fast like that.
Personally I grew up in a period of time where people didn’t have phones, but Walkman and we upgraded ourselves to a CD player. In the 90s when someone comes to visit, we would prepare lunch or dinner because we had so much to tell to one another. We saw each other after a while. We gave one another time to rehabilitate and do things that we will be telling about when we meet again. We used to be unique with our characters, talents, dressing, food and families.
I used to travel from city to city by train long back on my own. Every summer when my colleagues went on holiday, I would stay in Netherlands and travel with a discount around Netherlands. I met different Dutch people, some who still follow the typical Dutch culture and traditions. I lived in a big city where I worked. I have seen people speak to one another on a different level. Even though I knew that I was mostly the first one who would start the conversation, in the end, people were asking my number or email address. That’s how I have managed to know most people.
Apparently things are different now, life is different now, almost everything.
People we choose to be with, as friends, boyfriends, girlfriends and colleagues have become a reflection of ourselves.
No matter how much you try to represent yourself differently, it’s hard to judge on social media. People feel offended very easily as they cannot read the face expressions of the one writing. The connection left is not the same as before. But now that we are there and our children are going to see this as their past, what can we do on social media to leave a good name behind. Its definitely not bully. Let’s use our gadgets wisely.

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Sprouts and children are enemies

All the years that I have lived in Holland, I remember many children complaining about not liking to eat sprouts. It’s one of the most spoken vegetable among st children that is not tasty and that they hate it. 🤢
Before my children started going to school, they ate everything because after 6 months of breastfeeding I introduced food to them.
Now that they go to school, they definitely get influenced by other children about what to eat and what not to. Unfortunately it’s easier to be influenced negatively than positively.

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Today I decided to make the sprouts that way like you see in the picture, before that they were all nagging on my head that’ ”ieeeeuuuuuw. We are not gonna eat that because bla bla this girl at school doesn’t eat it too. ”😅
I know for a fact that it wasn’t a custom in The Netherlands in general for children to eat a variety of greens.
Most parents I spoke with, of which they are many because of my work, were struggling introducing vegetables to their children.

This whole industry that make mashed baby and toddler food killed most of the children’s natural sense of taste and sense of chewing.
Think of those who did not get the chance to be breastfed.

I am happy to have grown up in Africa where we already practiced nature. To be continued.

PS my children enjoyed the meal, the sprouts are finished and everyone is talking about it. Their dad called his mom telling her that he has never eaten such tasty sprouts before.😜❤

So when I was reading a book before they went to bed, I said to them, whenever someone says to you that she or he does not like to eat some certain foods, please do not give, because the ways of cooking can differ. So we have come to an agreement with the kids, yupiiiiiiiiiiii💃💃💃💃😂🙅🏿‍♂️

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