I've heard a lot of commentaries about how kids don't play outside much these days. That's not the case in my household. Maybe it's because I have a no-TV policy during the day. My kids are always outside. They are outside even when I don't want them outside. Take today for instance. It's a frigid seventeen degrees outside.
"Mommy, I want to go outside to play," my six- year-old son said.
"It's freezing out there."
Out he went, all bundled up. He had a blast playing in his fort in the woods.
Forty-five minutes later he came back in the house.
"Mom, it's freezing out there!"
"No kidding, snow boy!"
I then made him a cup of hot cocoa, and he was soon toasty warm.