How sad is this?

Several families were camping on a farm near Lake Wanaka.

The weather was fine and sunny so they spent their days doing what families do at the lake.

The older children swam and played with lilos, a couple of younger ones dug a hole and filled it, bucket by bucket, with water; their parents were in the water playing too or engaged with them on the shore.

One afternoon some of the group wandered along the beach and came across another family – the parents engrossed in their books and the wee ones on a rug equally engrossed in a portable DVD.

The charitable corner of my mind realises it’s possible this was just a snap shot and the whole family had been playing together in and by the water for the rest of the day.

The rest just wonders why they’d  take any form of electronic entertainment to the lake.

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