Last time I saw president Museveni having a good time with his grandchildren in his home district. A very conducive environment with a large herd of cattle in the background. Guess what came into my mind? Every parent living in the city should let their children experience village life regardless of the social class.
Experiencing village life does not mean staying in the village. It can be a weekend, holiday, or during your job leave. You don’t have to wait for the Christmas holiday only to let your children visit their ancestral homes.
Here are the benefits of letting your family and children have the village experience.
it is fun and educative; I love traveling because it is fun and road trips are full of adventures. Depending on where your home areas, kids enjoy seeing world animals like Zebras, Giraffes, Baboons, and monkeys along the road. Children love seeing the lakes and rivers as they travel because it is part of their classwork as well.
Learn about the other life. Village life is hard because not everyone has access to basic needs. Children seeing others live this kind of life will teach them to respect your hustle and appreciate the little you offer. For example, other children walking to school on their feet, skipping breakfast, playing balls made out of polythene papers. Let your children know this other world.
Enjoy your entire family: Does it not feel good when your entire family is gathered together with love? Not all people living in the city have their families nearby. some people have their mothers and fathers in rural areas. Letting your children visit the village will give your parents unexpected joy, and your children will be happy to get a grandparent’s love. It is always lovely when grandparents share longtime stories as they watch the spark of the star in the night. It is also important they learn about their clans and tribe as well because these are things city parents rarely tell their children.
The village is so beautiful, green, spacious with beautiful people and it feels good to see children play freely. Do you think parents living in the city should let their children experience village life too?