Only me Posted June 12, 2009 Share Posted June 12, 2009 My kids have always enjoyed being outside but this summer they aren't outside near as much as they used to be. I think the biggest reason is that our court has really changed. We used to have a ton of kids living on our court and all the kids no matter the age would spend hours playing kickball, baseball, etc. The dynamics of the court have really changed. A few families moved away and now most of the kids on the court have very young kids. The only kids left that are near the ages of mine haven't been very nice this summer. My kids really do enjoy being outside but there is only so much for them to do given their ages. We really don't have a good place for them to ride their bikes except for within the subdivision which has gotten pretty boring. This is the first year that we haven't belonged to a pool and several neighbors also bought new pools this year, which I doubt they will invite my kids too so that is kind of a bummer too. My oldest dd keeps pretty busy with friends but still likes to spend time outside with her siblings and in fact lately is the one begging for them to spend sometime outside with her. We have a basketball hoop but unfortunately most of the day you have to face the sun to use it. I'm trying to think of a few items that I could buy for them so that they can enjoy time outside. So far I've come up with badmitton and that beanbag game (although right now I've haven't found a beanbag set that doesn't cost a fortune). I would love more ideas. I wish they were little again so that they could spend hours in the sandbox and on the swing but time marches on :crying: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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