We practically lived outside when I was growing up. If you've ever listened to the lyrics of the song "Life in a Northern Town" it really sums up the essence of my childhood. We had bikes, skateboards, roller skates, slip n slide, hula hoops, played red rover and chased lightning bugs. It seems like a lifetime ago from many of today's kids. But I didn't practice on my own son the kind of childhood I had, which I regret. He was totally a computer/nintendo child but he's 22 now and realizes that years of sitting idle have crept up on his weight and he's doing something about it now.