With tongue firmly planted in cheek, I offer you the following…
You know it’s time to unplug your kids when:
#5. The couch waits by the door for them to get home from school instead of the dog.
#4. Their TiVo/DVR list rivals the word count of War and Peace.
#3. When you tell them to go play they reply, “Is there an app for that?”
#2. They’ve taken to having their play dates on Facebook.
#1. Thanks to excessive texting and hand-held game play, they can bench press 25 pounds. With their thumbs.
In all seriousness, April is Children and Nature Awareness Month and those clever nature lovers at the Children and Nature Network are saying, Let’s G.O.! (Go Outside), and I couldn’t agree more.
So let’s unplug those kids (and ourselves!) and get outside! Mother Nature is waiting, and she has so much more to offer than any screen could ever dream of. And then some.