- Watch a show
- Play computer
- Eat something
I still remember the feeling of stepping out of the house on summer mornings, feeling the dew on my bare feet and smelling fresh cut grass. It was a wonderful childhood, something I wouldn't trade for anything.
I'm now married with 2 kids, living in rural Virginia, working full-time, and I've got an hour commute to work twice a week. I work from home the other three days and I let my daughter watch TV and play computer to keep her busy so I can work. She isn't interested in going outside by herself, and when we do go outside she wants to come back in almost immediately to watch a show.
She's being cheated of the kind of childhood she deserves and I can do so much better for her and my son.
I'm going to use this blog to share our successes and failures as I try to get my family outside more. We live in a beautiful place, and while I might not be familiar with nature in Virginia, I'm going to try to make it part of our lives.
Maybe some of you will share your thoughts and suggestions too. Please help me get the Wonder Pets theme song out of my head!