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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-05 12:00 PM
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15. I know exactly what you mean.
I am fortunate in that I stayed home when my kids were little and they played outside all day. We fenced in the back yard so the little ones were safe from the street and I and the other moms would sometimes sit on the deck drinking iced tea and watching them. They played in the sandbox, on the swingset, in the wading pool, and seemed to have a great time.

I recognize that things are different now, because of the * economy, so many women have to work to help pay the bills. I consider that I was extremely lucky that I didn't have to leave them to do that.

My son and daughter, 12, 8 still play outside a great deal. We bought them a trampoline (with a net) and they love that. It is great exercise and they come in exhausted.

The teenager loves to go to the pool in the community with her friends, and I don't have a problem with that either, because she is supervised there by adults and it is pretty harmless fun.

I think my kids are actually having a pretty idyllic childhood. I hope their lives continue that way.
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