A friend posted an interesting comment the other day on Facebook. He pointed out some things that he would have considered treats growing up that just seem commonplace to his daughters.
Some examples were: watermelon, eating at a sit-down restaurant (not a pizza place) and going to the zoo.
Michael and I discussed if the difference had to do with having more affluence than one’s parents, but Michael didn’t think so. He thinks it’s more about parents spoiling their kids these days. (But those items don’t seem like expensive things.) Could that be softened a little to say parents want to offer their kids more experiences?
What are some example so treats from your childhood that your kids would consider commonplace now? Why do you think that is?