I love the evenings because this is when small children play outside in the back lot and on the playground. Some days, they are having so much fun that I can hear them screaming and laughing while sitting inside in the front room. I have seen them riding around on scooters, playing tag, just running around the building blocks, and even playing Red Rover. (I don't think the little 3-5 year olds understood the correct rules about sending a person over and either keeping them on your team or the person stealing one of your team members.) They are having fun, they are playing outside, they are exercising.
They are being kids.
I am so amazed by these children.
I really cannot remember when last I saw such impromptu play by young children.
There are a few times when I see kids in a playground at a park, but it is rare to see kids playing in a neighborhood these days.
I sound like I'm in my 80s or something.
But it really is an anomaly to see kids doing more than just playing video games or Tweeting each other in the 2000s. And people wonder why there are so many obese and morbidly obese people in high schools and even in middle schools.
Hopefully, these young peoples' play continues as they get older.