Kids and video games is a someone heated topic. Some say they play too much and should spend more time outdoors. Others will argue it is great for hand-eye coordination and self control.
As a grandmother, I'm all too familiar with the young generations interest in video games. This summer, I learned to find a nice balance.
My grandson wanted the hottest new (non-violent) video game, and I needed my fields weeded. Perfect! I offered to buy it for him in return for spending the day outdoors, weeding my fields. Without hesitation, he hopped on it. In the end, my fields were tended to, my grandson purchased his new game, and after spending the day out in the fields, he found his inner farmer.
It is fair to say he now finds equal enjoyment working in the fields as he does playing games. Not only does he help around the farm, he pots up seeds and cuttings and takes them home to care for in his own little sacred garden.
Until next time,
Peace, Love and Flowers, Y'all.
Farmer, florist, lady with the feed bucket. Horses and flowers make my heart go pitter-patter. Or sometimes clippity-clop.