We had a crazy but wonderful weekend. It all started with our water heater breaking. It was about 14 years old so I guess it was time. Cory spent the weekend installing a tankless water heater, which wasn’t that much fun for him. The silver lining is that we now have a tankless heater which saves energy and water, just a little hug for mother Earth.
The kids and I kept it low key and played outside a lot. We visited local playgrounds.
This year I have been missing the places we used to go, the local children’s museum (we still have our membership to support them but aren’t going to indoor activities other than school for Cannon), friends houses, indoor pools. So getting outside no matter the weather has become the plan to keep the kids going this year. I have loaded up on outdoor gear and hope to be outside all winter long.
I stumbled across the hashtag #1000hoursoutside and had to look into it. I am so excited about this year and with Covid, it feels like the perfect year to jump in for 1000 hours outside.
From their site: The entire purpose of 1000 Hours Outside is to attempt to match nature time with screen time. If kids can consume media through screens 1200 hours a year on average then the time is there and at least some of it can and should be shifted towards a more productive and healthy outcome!
I am already thinking of all the mini hikes we can go on, forts to build in the back yard and all the playgrounds! We are very lucky that Colorado had sun all year round but as the book says:
** I haven’t read this book yet, but I am on the list to check it out from the library. Although it’s tempting to buy it so I can highlight as I wish!
Cannon by the way is all on board for this idea!1000 hours a year means almost three hours everyday so that is going to really be a challenge (sadly) compared to what we have been doing.
Will you be getting outside more this year?
Did you have a wonderful weekend?