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Outdoor Play of Yesteryear…

By Kay on Mon, Aug 3, 2009

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Shawn and I were just reminiscing about our childhoods when we would spend entire days outdoors until the sun started going down. How we would ride bikes, play tag or football, rollerskate, hopscotch, and just generally enjoy the sunshine. And we were lamenting the fact that our children really can’t have the same freedoms we enjoyed in the great out-of-doors due to societal and safety issues. So, when this article showed up on MSNBC just a few days later, I had to let out a little chuckle.

Coming of age in the years of living dangerously

So what things did you do as a kid that you wish your kids could do also? Or that you wouldn’t allow your kids to do nowadays?? Leave a comment below…


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Kay Says:

    So then I saw this article:

    Study shows kids deficient in Vitamin D: http://ping.fm/QYheP

    Geesh! Anybody for an OUTDOOR playdate? :)

  2. Talitha Says:

    The vitamin D thing makes so much sense! The form of depression that I have(SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder) is brought on in March and April and has a lot to do with low sunlight aka Vitamin D. I may have to start taking supplements or something.

    I will definitely be making sure my kids get outside as much as possible! I played outside a lot as a kid and found that playing outside and even being outside as an adult can vastly improve my disposition for the day :).

  3. Kay Says:

    What’s amazing to me is the change that happens not just out-of-doors, but specifically in nature. My whole attitude seems to change dramatically whenever I’m in nature. Something about being surrounded by living things that don’t require any thing of me, that are deliberately slow moving, and full of life just by being makes me slow down and feel better about myself and my world. Getting extra vitamin D is just icing on the cake for me! :)

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