Sue and I are very alike in many, many ways. One of the differences though, is the television we watched when we were younger. I was reminded of this today when the news came out that ITV are planning a new episode of Tizwaz. They are also running a vote on what people watched Tizwaz or Swap Shop. I was definitely a Tizwaz person, Sue a Swap Shop adherent.
Tizwaz wasn’t just a programme we watched, it was also a programme we acted out. One summer I was at a friends house and we created our own gunge, and proceeded to gunge each other. We all tried to do Trevor McDonut impressions.
I’ll not go into the impact that Sally James had on a bunch of young adolescents.
Tizwas is part of my childhood, one that I am very fortunate to say was full of fun and joy, and not much sadness.
The book of Proverbs in the Bible is a book of wisdom, it says this:
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
This passage is often applied to discipline, but I like to apply it more broadly that that:
Direct a child how to laugh, and when they are older, they will laugh.
Direct a child how to have fun, and when they are older, they will have fun.
Direct a child in adventure, and when they are older, they will have adventures.
Direct a child how to create memories, and when they are older, they will create memories.