Ever hear those words from your parents growing up? If it was a nice day then you got your butt outside and played. Didn’t matter what you did outside, just that you got out there because there was no need for any indoor play if the weather called for a beautiful outdoor fun time. Spring has sprung around here so if it isn’t raining too bad then I tell the kids that we are going outside to enjoy the nice weather. If I don’t sound like my parents when I tell them, especially Aj, that there is no indoor board game playing, no electronics , no nothing except fun outside. Aj is the one who has a hard time playing various things outside. Aj doesn’t much care for riding bikes, swinging isn’t his thing either and honestly unless you are walking a nature trail for a short period of time he doesn’t really care for that either.
My other two kids love being outside, K-man is often found racing his bike up and down the driveway and running around outside being all crazy and using his imagination. I have rarely seen a nice day, or even a snowy day, where K-man does not want to go outside to do something. My daughter picks and chooses but for the most part truly enjoys the great outdoors as well.
That is why this past weekend when the weather was awesome we all enjoyed outdoor time; between racing bicycles down the hill in the backyard to walking our trail down back to the river and even a visit to an awesome playground in Newbury, NH – we had a fun filled family weekend. The boyfriend and his kids came along and it was fun for all.
So …. are you a parent who says get outside and joins the kids or do you not really care for the outside much like my middle child?