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    An old refrigerator box was a huge score...it could easily become a fort,spaceship or army tank rolling down the hill. We built treeforts and plenty of other hideouts. Sometimes...
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M Mar 18

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    I may be somewhat young, but memories of playing outside will stick with me forever. My backyard was awesome! It was big enough for us to set up volleyball, baseball, football, or...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    It kills me when my son begs to play video games. I force him outside to play. This generation just doesn't get the awesomeness that came from being outside for hours and hours...
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    We went to the beach and climbed over a wall into a large abandoned hotel. We were barefoot and left footprints and little drip-drops of sea water as we explored rooms with broken...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    Yes of course? We had a big back garden with a lot of prickles and a rusty slide and a sandpit that attracted cat ****, I wonder why? Oh wait it's because it was half sand half...
    ISlaySanta ISlaySanta 16-17, M Jan 4

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    I Used To Love Playing Outside - I don't get today's kids...they don't want to play outside. It's no wonder some kids suffer from obesity. They would rather be playing video games...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    I remember going outside and playing as a kid. That was the best, I didn't have a computer or tv to entertain me I had the back yard and my dog. Once me and my siblings flooded the...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Well, I was actually a pretty bookish kid...and I preferred to do my reading inside and not in the grass where icky bugs would touch me. But there was one thing that got me out of...
    BlackRosesTurnBlue BlackRosesTurnBlue 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    All Day Long. - When I was a kid we really did used to play outside, Sometimes on a sunny day during the school holidays, we would go out after breakfast and not get home again...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 5 Responses May 1, 2012

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    Ahhh memories :3 All I do now is stay in my room...
    SammySnm SammySnm 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    Computers and electronics ruined it all for the younger generation. It's easily addicting. And I, who am addicted to technology am admitting to this. Playing outside is rare...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I remember always going out and play for hours at a time. there was no phone to keep track of us. we never wore bike helmets. we drink from the hose and did not get sick. there was...
    chat68chat chat68chat 31-35, M Jan 9

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    I spent most of my life outside or pining to be outside. The tree in my backyard is more familiar than the walls of my bedroom. The woods were always better than any playground or...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Pretty Much Every Day - I went out pretty much every day, weather permitting. Lots of sports, baseball, basketball, swimming, just running around.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    I loved it! I remember having a block wide hide-n-seek game. Kids would be hiding everywhere...even in the street. Looking back now I can't believe none of us got hit by a car...
    Lea109 Lea109 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Be Home Before The Street Lights Come On!! - I had a 10 minute window to change into my play clothes and get out the house. My step brothers and I rode bikes, played with friends...
    johkuhl johkuhl 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    I remember when we got a computer in the house. It was Windows 95, and I had a little floppy disk which came from a cousin that had a few PC games on it. Before that, we went...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    We did play first person shooters,though-with small rocks.One time we played Tron deadly discs-one of my neighbors got into their parents record collection...ah-good times.
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. The best toy you could have was a bike, not a game console. Pink Huffy with a banana seat, those were the days.
    Zee79 Zee79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    in the summers, I was told to go play, which meant stay outside until noon. I could come in for lunch. it was then back outside, until the afternoon heat built up to a thunderstorm...
    tacitlygarrulous tacitlygarrulous 70+, M 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I remember being the only girl playing tag every day with all the boys. I remember the days before middle school when kids would actually get up and run around and have some real...
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting 16-17, F Feb 3

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    Good Ole Days - I always use to remember my cousin (who use to live right next door to me) and I would play outside. We would love to play with insects and dirt! We would ride our...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    The first part of my childhood was spent in a country town that was close to other country towns and just over an hour away from a major city. We had a big backyard with great...
    hoova hoova 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    When I was a kid my siblings and I were always out side we were the biggest bush kids motorbike riding fishing crabbing camping pig hunting life was great 😊 Feel sorry for the...
    babydoll711 babydoll711 18-21, F Jan 7

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    I used to play outside with all of the neighbor kids. We all knew each other and played together. There was always someone to play with. That was before parents were scared to...
    ScienceTeacher12 ScienceTeacher12 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    Two Channels - That's the way it was growing up. Only two channels on TV, not to mention that it was in living black and white. Also you had to turn it on with no remote, go find...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Was just thinking earlier about the time our uncle said that the couch and tv were the 2 worst inventions as far as getting up and outside and really doing a days work or just...
    upnover upnover 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Actually who am I kidding I still do! Any opportunity to get wet, covered in mud or generally just mess about outdoors and I'm there! Too much to be said for growing up .....
    Cakejo Cakejo 41-45, F Mar 4

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    Mother, May I??? - I was hanging out with this 7yr old this weekend, and the talk turned to recess. I asked her what games they played. "Tag."She said.I waited.  I figured she...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    When I was a kid, my sister and I used to spend every summer vacation until junior high, to our grandparents house in the village.I returned there last week after almost 25 years...
    pois0nivy pois0nivy 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    ...and Don't Come Back Inside Before Dark! - I have always been a bit of a bookworm, so my mom had to use force to get me outside.  All summer I'd be chucked outside with orders...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    I played outside until I was about 10 then I got fat, and decided to play neopets instead. Oh, and runescape x) if I hadn't gotten tall I would still be very fat.
    richierich22 richierich22 16-17, M Jan 7

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    Who remembers those days????? Well, now six-year olds are on their iPhone5. An I'm working and going to college! STOP THIS PEOPLE!!!!
    KALELat17 KALELat17 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 29

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    Playing Tag - My favourite game as a child was playing tag. My two younger siblings were too young to play it, but I grew up in a neighbourhood with many kids of the same age...
    JollyJenny92 JollyJenny92 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    New Age - Life Experience - New Age Contradictions I have life experience – In 2012 it is called sitting at a computer and giving out judgement and life advice Ha-ha – Actual...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2012

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    I couldn't stand to be indoors, we drank water from the garden hose that usually was lifted from the horses water tank. Yep, bee stings, rusty nails in a foot a time or two, I even...
    say81 say81 51-55, M Feb 5

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    I spent like 6 hours a day outside walking in circles, playing tag, watching people break my toys, built forts out of my plastic table and such.
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M Mar 10

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    I still remember runnin around the woods near my house with my friends shooting at each other with sticks that looked like guns and pretending we had superpowers. Good times
    TCrawford02 TCrawford02 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Still do! To this day my favorite way to spend my time is outside :)
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Sledding down a 200 yard hill with my daughter on an old flexible flyer wooden sled this weekend was awesome for her and for me!
    long4u long4u 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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