Their days are full; school, homework, soccer and swimming (and thats just the 'must do' stuff).
Nearly every other waking thought is something to do with their computer games or stuff associated with them.
Nintendo is trying to take over their brains! If its not the DS its the Wii !
In this house we have to control the 'takeover' by restricting the use of such games, much to their dismay I can tell you! Given the choice they would pick the games over anything else, its scary sometimes. The youngest fella this morning tried to argue with me about certain restrictions on school days! (chancer)
So when I get the time I drag them kicking & screaming (not really) to a park.
We are so lucky to have 2 wonderful parks within 20 mins drive from our home; Dun a Ri forest park in Kingscourt, the other Castle Lake park in Bailieborough. Both completely different parks too which is great.
Early last week we visited Dun A Ri, with the Cabra river at its lowest level so far this year (that has changed a tad over the passed couple of days).
The boys thought it was great to be able to cross this weir without getting wet (Rabbit bridge in the background). Its just such a magical park, my 2 love it and they forget all about their games at home too!
The other park in Bailieborough has a lake instead of a river, and although the 'adventures' are different the boys love it as much as Dun a Ri.
Needless to say we all enjoyed our walk/adventure, not a DS or Wii in sight!
Our only problem now is making the time to go more often..............