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…