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Oh man...I wish my daughter would play outside more, too. But I have to say I undertsan her reluctance. It's really hot here and when it's not hot, the mosquitoes come out so for 8 months out of the year, it's kind of hard to find the will.

Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom

I hear ya Izzy. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who's kids would rather be in. Damn mosquitos...


I hear you! I grew up with two brothers on a farm, so we were outside constantly. Even in the winter. I cannot wrap my mind around why my 3 girls don't want to go outside. I thought maybe because they're girls...they'd rather read, play Barbies or whatever in the house. I did that stuff too, but there has to be a balance. I've also talked to parents of boys who say they have the same problem getting them outside. We don't have cable or a dish, so it's not like they're glued to the t.v., and I limit their computer time. But to get them outside is not an easy thing to do.
I am happy to report that my oldest is at basketball practice right now, but the other two are OUTSIDE! :)
Only because they were playing Barbies in the basement most of the day and came upstairs wondering if we could get a pizza for dinner. I told them if they got outside I'd be glad to have pizza! I do whatever it takes! :)

Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom

Hey, if a pizza is all it takes good for you! Sounds like everyone wins with that deal (wink, wink).

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