Saturday, July 30, 2005

A casual Friday in the park

I was hurrying down Leland Avenue Friday afternoon on my way to...oh well, it doesn't matter. Something special caught my eye. I had to step on the brakes, turn around, and find a shady spot to park the car.

At that moment Cook School Park was clearly the better destination.

Memo to busy people: real life is right outside and it can be far more engaging than "reality" TV, Gameboys, or IM-ing friends in Wisconsin.

Isn't it time you introduced your children to the natural world? Go ahead. Wake up. Smell the grass. Feed a few geese.

It could do your children - and you - a world of good.

--Barbara Todd Kerr

KEYWORDS: children & youth