I think I need help

@ZephyrSun (7382)
United States
June 2, 2008 11:17am CST
I was just responding to a post that got me thinking. It made me realize that school will be out on Thursday and with the huge increase in gas prices I don't really want to be running every where this summer for things for us to do. I think that we will be spending most of the summer very close to home, we do have a park that is close but really nothing more than that. What do you do with your children that is free or almost free? Is it something that can be done at home like games and crafts? I have never had to think of this before but now I do. I figured that the more people that respond the more ideas I will have and also that other people can have some ideas as well for the coming summer months. Usually we go swimming but now we have moved and don't have a pool. I know one activity that we will be doing every day is reading but I can't have them read all day long. Any ideas would be great!!
3 responses
• Singapore
2 Jun 08
u can still travel but don't use your own vehicles. u can use the public transport and go to places. that's what i do most of the time. haha. U can play video games too. it's kind of fun. haha
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Thanks! I have never used public transportation but I'm sure it can't be that hard.
• Singapore
2 Jun 08
u should give it a try. public transport can save lots of money. your monthly petrol bill will be higher than using public transport because maybe in your area is about $2-$4 a day. if i'm not wrong.
@magrylouyu (1629)
• United States
2 Jun 08
My children are 3,4 and 5. We have a nature center 15 minutes away that is $3 for children under 12 and $4 for adults. We plan on hiking this year as well. I also bought them a plastic pool with slide and more outdoor toys so they are more occupied at home. Those are just what we have planned so far.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
2 Jun 08
That's a good idea with the outside toys. My boys are 12, 10, and 4. My 10 year old is the hardest to entertain. He doesn't like "kids" things to do. He is autistic and just doesn't get imagination or playing make believe. It's something that is too abstract for him. But your idea is great because I didn't think to increase our lot of outdoor sports equipment. Thanks!
@alcazar (761)
• India
2 Jun 08
The best part will be just to get used to the new place you are in now...and look for things which will interest your children....even a small place with trees around it will do ..if you playing with the kids....