How often have we told the kids to “Go outside and play!” What is our motive behind the suggestion? Maybe it is so we can have a break from them. Perhaps we are concerned that they spend too much time inside playing on their PS3 or Xbox. We may be concerned that they are not that physically active
But how often do we, as adults, “Go outside and play?” If it’s good enough for the kids, what about for us as we grow up? Life gets too busy and we find that our time is taken up in other pursuits and demands. Granted that children do not have the same responsibilities that adults do. But we still need to find time to go out and play.
When was the last time you took the family out for a bit of fun at the park? What about when you take the dog for a walk, is it just a walk? Maybe you can turn it into a game by running in front of the dog, and then waiting for it to catch up! What activities do you do with your children? These are just some suggestions I have come up with. But you can come up with your own.
The point is that “Going outside to play” isn’t just for children, it’s for everyone! Life is too short not to enjoy it and have fun! Go to the beach and chase the dog. Go to the park and play hide and seek with the kids! Even with other adults you can have fun. Take a ball to the park with your mates and kick it around!! Who cares what people think?
It’s time to turn off the TV, get off the couch and “Go outside and play!”