Every time I take Emma to the parks near our house, they are essentially empty. We go multiple times a week at different times. Once in a while there will be one or two other kids at the playground, but it is rare. The playground equipment and the swings are empty. Giant field empty. Baseball diamond empty. Pretty well maintained soccer pitch empty. It’s a shame that public areas like these are going to waste. Especially since they are maintained pretty well.
I know taking care of children is hard. I have no idea what my parents did when Netflix didn’t exist. We had a tv with literally 4 channels and I was never allowed to watch it anyways. I can only assume that all the children are at home watching tv or playing video games. It is difficult to pry Emma away from Paw Patrol, but once she is outside riding her bike, playing with bubbles, or on the playground equipment, getting her to come home is infinitely harder. I guess this is why the obesity rates worldwide are increasing for both children and adults. We increasingly do less and less activity, and eat increasingly more disgusting food. We saw that first hand when going to the water park at Great Wolf Lodge, and the number of kids that looked obese.
Those numbers don’t look pretty for us, and even worse for the United States. Certainly a problem that needs addressing in the immediate future.