September 22, 2009

Latchkey


Is "latchkey kid" even a common term anymore?

Acrylic on wood, covered in resin.
2009, artist N.C. Winters
from ncwinters.com

4 comments:

honeyluna said...

Latchkey is not in my vocabulary, but I don't really get out that much.

downtown guy said...

Latchkey kids are kids that comes home after school and have to take care of themselves until the parents get home from work. Lots of unlimited tv watching.

jothemama said...

I'm afraid all those cartoons are very familiar.

I suspect these days it happens less. My friend didn't leave her son alone in the house to go to the shop til he was ten!

downtown guy said...

See, I was thinking the opposite. hat so many kids have two parents working now that it doesn't have to have its own term.