- Apr 3, 2001
I see kids in my neighborhood outside playing regularly, IDK. Riding bikes, walking around the neighborhood, out in the forest where I'm hiking. Always kids playing at the park when we go as well.A couple years ago I had a job in a subdivision. It was a fairly long drive to get back to where I needed to be. It was about 10am, and it wasn't oppressively hot that day. No traffic cause it didn't go anywhere. If there was a vehicle, it was there for one of the houses. I didn't see a single kid playing outside; zero. It really struck me that day, and it was really weird. Lots of things to do outside with big lots and quiet streets, but no one was taking advantage of it. And it's a big mystery why kids are fat these days...
A few weeks back a kid whizzed past me on a scooter, blasting ABBA from a Bluetooth speaker, thought that was kinda funny.