Kids? What Kids?

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I’ve just returned from my bike ride, which takes me through quiet residential neighborhoods and past at least three parks or playgrounds. It’s a sunny, breezy day following two days of rain.

I didn’t see one child playing outside–no, not even one.

Forget weird and creepy–is this even healthy? Indoors 24/7/365, and with no time off for good behavior: should we be doing this to our children? Why aren’t I seeing kids running around, riding bikes, throwing and kicking balls, sliding down the sliding board or rocking on the see-saw? Where are they?

If this were a Grimm’s fairy tale, I know what’d happen next…

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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