Mama - posted on 11/27/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
When I was a kid (back in "the day") after school on most days we ran in the house, had a quick snack and were outside, playing with the neighborhood kids until we were called for dinner. I had one best friends I sometimes spent part of the weekend with.
I have 2 children 16 and 6 and never see kids just playing freely outside. Granted we now live in a small subdivision in a sort-of rural area. My kids don't play with other kids after school and very occasionally go to another kids house on the weekend, or have them over.
Is this typical? I ask because my mom seems to think she my kids are the only ones who aren't constantly with other kids and my youngest is "always" with adults - ridiculous I know - esp since she is in school everyday.