And since I've been in the contemplative mood considering New Years resolutions I began to think, "maybe I should put 'getting outside'on the list." But that seemed a little weak. Then I remembered an interview I heard about a man who read a book a day in 2012. Wow! Sounds great, but I haven't got that kind of time. Then it hit me, remember that book on the shelf: Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids. I picked it up and there it was, a chapter about going outside with kids in JANUARY!! I read the ideas and looked outside, it was now getting dark, and it was still raining. I turned to my daughters who were watching TV and said with a big grin, "Who wants to go outside and play RIGHT NOW?" They jumped up and shouted, " Yes! ME!!!" "ME, me, me!" This was all I needed to hear, if this idea was exciting enough to tear them away from the tube, then I could wrangle some boots and rain coats.
So this blog is my story. A crazy idea to chronicle a year of getting outside again. I'm making a commitment to getting myself and my kids outside for at least 15 minutes a day, every day this year.
Stay posted. . .
P.S. For amazing and inspirational ideas for fun outdoors with kids check out Rebecca Cohen's Book. Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids