Saturday, September 6, 2008

Living Simply Saturday: Playing Outside

My favorite tip on keeping life simple is to play outside. The more time we spend outside, the less time we’re strewing toys all over the house, therefore the less time I have to dedicate to cleaning and straightening. In the warm weather (which is vanishing rapidly), the kids can easily spend at least six hours a day playing outside. I encourage this by making sure they have plenty to play with, permission to “explore”, tools for making and building “stuff”, and by playing with them when I can.

Matthias rides bike in the driveway.
Matthias climbs up the slide
Lisel builds a sand castle

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