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Play Dates
When I was growing up, my brother and I played with the other kids our age on our block. Every weekend and all summer, we would meet after breakfast out in the street, play until lunch, and then go back and play again until the streetlights came on. We'd roller skate, ride bikes, play hide and seek, tag, and pelt each other with water balloons. Once, someone's waterbed sprung a huge leak, and the plastic was thrown out. We got a hold of it and used it as a slip 'n' slide. Now it seems that this type of neighborhood play does not exist.
Many kids' lives outside of school are spent at lessons of one sort or another, and if they are home, they are inside playing video games. Perhaps it is because parents are afraid to let their kids out of their sight. It has become all too common for children to disappear, get seriously hurt, or run into other trouble when they are left to their own devices.
My daughter goes to what we call play dates. These are preplanned meetings of parents and kids at parks, private homes, or other locations where the kids can play under supervision. The kids usually do not live in the same neighborhoods. It seems sad to me that kids cannot simply run out the front door to play outside anymore, but then again, perhaps I am simply longing for a time that has passed.

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Play Dates

When I was growing up, my brother and I played with the other kids our age on our block. Every weekend and all summer, we would meet after breakfast out in the street, play until lunch, and then go back and play again until the streetlights came on. We'd roller skate, ride bikes, play hide and seek, tag, and pelt each other with water balloons. Once, someone's waterbed sprung a huge leak, and the plastic was thrown out. We got a hold of it and used it as a slip 'n' slide. Now it seems that this type of neighborhood play does not exist.

Many kids' lives outside of school are spent at lessons of one sort or another, and if they are home, they are inside playing video games. Perhaps it is because parents are afraid to let their kids out of their sight. It has become all too common for children to disappear, get seriously hurt, or run into other trouble when they are left to their own devices.

My daughter goes to what we call play dates. These are preplanned meetings of parents and kids at parks, private homes, or other locations where the kids can play under supervision. The kids usually do not live in the same neighborhoods. It seems sad to me that kids cannot simply run out the front door to play outside anymore, but then again, perhaps I am simply longing for a time that has passed.

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Hello Carlos,


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carlos
Tuesday at 09:55 AM
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ride bikes was my favorite thing to do, in those days usually I liked to take long rides.

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Hello Luis and Bladimir,


Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful memories with us! โค๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‡


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Luis
Saturday at 08:39 PM
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Yes, I am 43 year old and lifed the same situation regarding to my childhood. All children in our neiborhood played on the street, those were the most happy days in my life.

Bladimir
Thursday at 05:29 AM
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I still remember when I was a kid. I used to play football with my friends on the street until the streetlights came on. At that time parents were not afraid of left theirs kids playing out. Now as a father, is sad see how my sonโ€™s time out of school is spent in many types of lessons of one sort or another. I am longing for see my kid run out and play with other neighborhood kids.