I Think Kids Should Go Outside and Play

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    Go Play!

    When I was a kid, I would come home from school, do my homework, then immediately run to play outside til after dark. I loved to be outdoors, to feel the warmth of the sun and the relief of a cool breeze, to see the flowers bloom and the trees swaying with the wind. I don't...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    Unorganized Sports

    The Lilt House tends to shelter artists, musicians, and magicians.  But that's not to say we don't enjoy sporting activities.  Gotta keep fit, you know! Yesterday,  the game was kick ball.  The first half of the game was making up the rules.  As a spectator from the kitchen...
    Lilt Lilt
    24 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    And Do Stuff Like This!!!!

    I just posted a video in this group.  Some boys find a ingenious new plan for fishing...  
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    Jan 8, 2008

    "Times They Are A Changin" - Bob Dylan

    I was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada in 1945. Children in or town never played inside, but we were fortunate to be surrounded by fields and woods to explore. Also, we were surrounded by other children of all ages and interests. We went out after breakfast, and our...
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    Apr 30, 2010

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    Apr 19, 2016

    Enjoy the Sunshine!

    Since it's now getting nice outside...I refuse to let the kids sit inside and watch TV or play video games...They come in perch on the couch to watch TV...I say hey...it's nice outside...get out and enjoy the day.  The were so upset all winter when they couldn't get it out...
    tks tks
    36-40, F
    13 Responses May 10, 2009

    It Takes a Village..........

    We moved onto a small cul-de-sac in a new neighborhood when my eldest was 18 months old.  The people who became our neighbors have also become like our extended family.  We all had children the same age, built our fences and did our landscaping together.  All the...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2008

    Not Like It Use to Be

    When I was a kid I was always outside playing. I would stay out from the time I got out of school, or the time the sun came up when there wasn't any school, until my grandparents were yelling my name to come in. Even when I was older I stayed out walking around the...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2009

    This Day In Age...

    When I was little (wow that made me sound old LOL) I was always allowed to play outside as long as I came home when it started to get dark. We never really needed parental supervision either.  My parents let all of us kids and so did the neighbor kids' parents. None of us...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

    Its Good For Them

    versus staying indoors and being hooking on a wii or ps3 or xbox360 or stupid ******* facebook
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    Aug 30, 2011

    I remember as a kid growing up,

    staying outside all day long and as late as I could. My curfew was when the street lights came on; I hated dearly because that's when the "fun" started. Now the kids all have some kind of electronic gaming or communications device and are now glued to modern technology. Go...
    jkaoru jkaoru
    31-35, F
    Jun 14, 2014
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