Ok, calm down! I'm not kicking them out for good! During the summer when I was a kid it was rare that I was in the house. On the days when I did want to lounge around my mom was quick to give us an alternative- stay inside and clean or go outside and play! Now that I think about it maybe that's why we were outside so much!
None the less, here I am all grown up with two kids and it's summer time. Well I don't know if it's just my kids or what but I have to practically drag them outside on any given day. I have tried my mom's threat and ended up with 4 clean bathrooms and freshly mopped floors. Don't get me wrong...it was a nice break for me but what kid would rather clean than go outside!!?? Mine, especially my son. He will do anything to play that stinking video game of his even if it means cleaning. I have decided that this summer, I am kicking them out. Am I the only parent who is sick of so much screen time? I have so many great memories as a kid of the adventures we would go on with our bikes, the games we would play (OUTSIDE!), or even just finding my favorite spot to pack a lunch and read my favorite book.
So Mom's out there, help me out if you have better ideas or get on board and kick your kids out too!! I refuse to let my kids only childhood memory be what video game they played or what TV show they watched!
Keep an eye out, I will be sure to share my journey because I'm dedicated to getting these kids outside more and making some real childhood memories!
Sidenote- The lovely artwork is compliments of my daughter when she got kicked out yesterday..LOL