Friday, May 25, 2012

we'll be outside, thank you very much

It was a beautiful day. One of those days where you question why you even have a house because you refuse to go inside.

The boys and I sat outside and talked about a statistic we'd read recently that said American schoolchildren spend, on average, only 30 minutes a week outside.

"But that's minutes a day," Iggy said.


We digested that bit of information while we stared at the trees and looked at the clouds and waited for birds to come to the feeders.

We decided we wanted to write down all the reasons we liked to be outside and all the billions of things we can do while we're outside (which also translated into "Why I'm glad I'm homeschooled, because I get more time to be outside...)

"I don't care where you go write, but let's do it outside..." I said as they ran off with their paper.

The next thing I saw made me belly laugh.

Apparently "writing outside" meant "writing while riding a bike".

Of course, why didn't I think of that?

It is good to be outside. :)


  1. Many times a day a find myself asking, "Why didn't I think of that?" Oh yeah....I'm a girl....surrounded by boys! That's why I didn't think of that! I can see my boys doing the very same thing!

    Great boys would wither up and die if they only had 30 minutes a day outside!

    Jennifer from

    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks for stopping by! Sometimes it just floors me how differently the boys and I think. They stare at me like they've just done the most obvious thing (like riding their bike and trying to write at the same time)...and my mouth is just hanging open...or I'm laughing. Ah, boys. You gotta love 'em!

  2. Love it! Riding while writing:)

    We just came in from four hours outside...ahhh, to be a homeschooler!

  3. I cannot imagine only 30 minutes outside each week!
    Love the picture of the writing on the bike :)


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