By Braddah Lance
Talking to a friend da oddah day, we came across some hannah-battah dayz kine memories of how we used to just play outsided everyday and wen we went ovah each oddahs house, we used to make any kine stuff from da fridge.
Then it hit me, wat should a growing keiki know? Learn? Well besides education, wat "life" experiences should one posses as a keiki before 6th grade?
I started to rattle off shmall kine things like swimming - and I STILL trip out on those from Hawai'i dat cannot swim... WWD! - and riding a bicycle.
You could say I was either lucky or just happenstance dat all my friends and I really enjoyed all kine sports so we played watevah we could sign up for at da rec center like football, baseball, kickball, ping-pong - believe it or not, there were statewide competitions for dat - and I tink once there was a cooking thing. Eh, no tease. We wen score free grindz li'dat aftah we we was playing all day... plus, back in da day had more chicks register for dat kine class than guys.
And then dat lead me to tink, wat keiki doesn't know how to cook rice? In fact, wat age do you start 'em? Wen did you start? And I know da only measuring line most people know is da first fold in their fingah.
Also gotta learn for tie shoes, make peanut buttah sandwich, fry one egg, wash laundry (no mix red in wit da whites ), wash dishes, sew one button (shirt kine), count/save money, catch bus and of course, fix da slippah.
Wat else do you remembah learning/being taught to do at a young age? Wat should be a necessity for all keiki to learn/know by 12 besides texting? You even remembah dat far back?