I guess I went to the opposite end of the spectrum. I always tended to be the daydreaming kid who plotted and schemed up things to do. Tom Sawyer has nothing on me.
I always kept busy with unstructured things AND sports. The more I did, the more I forgot.
Now that I have kids, I encourage them to play, to imagine and live as kids should live----protected and safe---but not fearful of the world beyond.
Damn. That's difficult.
"His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them....Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart…”. -----William Golding