Monday, October 3, 2011

Aren't we the ones...

The other day, I took my kids to the local playground. A playground where people I know would never even dream of taking their kids. While I did my run, the kids played happily on the climbing frame. They made new friends- kids with whom they did not even have a language in common except the universal language that most kids seem to understand.

When we left, they made me promise to bring them there again. A promise I was glad to make- sure beats taking them to the mall on weekends. Aren’t we the ones who spoil our kids?
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10 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

My mum used to say - 'you can't spoil kids - fruit can spoil but not children!' True dat!Jan Morrison

Raige Creations said...

that is the best kind of spoiling! Sounds WAY better than the mall.

Jen Chandler said...

Hey lady!

It's been while since I've visited. Been swamped with school work but finally (finally!!) catching my breath.

I've missed your stories.
Wonderful picture you painted of children playing together. Isn't it funny how kids don't need a common language to get along?

Happy week!
Jen

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love going to the park. :)

Deb and Barbara said...

And it's good for the soul to mix it up. Even (maybe especially) with playgrounds.
B

LTM said...

now I have so many questions in my head... but it is wonderful to get outside and play~ :o) <3

Chuck said...

Glad they are choosing play over the mall. Too little of that these days. Good for them.

batulm said...

Yes, you are right. If children can play with each other, irrespective of language or social and economic backgrounds, they will grow up more sensitive to the world around them. In the malls, all they learn is to buy and yearn for and be dissatisfied.

batulm said...

Yes, you are right. If children can play with each other, irrespective of language or social and economic backgrounds, they will grow up more sensitive to the world around them. In the malls, all they learn is to buy and yearn for and be dissatisfied.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Such a good point! Giving children the opportunity to be together and make their own fun is so healthy for them. It teaches everyone so much, too - and teaches them much better lessons than they learn at a mall.

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