I've been thinking about how happy I am that I spent most of my childhood playing outside instead of messing around with electronics--although I freely admit it would be good if I knew a little more about messing around with electronics these days.
Anyhoo. Kathy and I were talking about this while we ran today, and we agreed that our older kids spent plenty of time playing outside, too. We remembered with particular fondness the summer that Nikki and Dylan had a "Science Club." Their plan was to study dinosaurs the way that Great Scientists do. Also, they needed funding. So they went around and asked all the neighbors for money (clearly, Kathy and I should have been better helicopter parents so we would have at least known our children were rolling people). At the end of their fund-raising project, they realized there were no dinosaurs around to buy, because you know. Dinosaurs were extinct by then.
So they went to Sinclair and bought candy instead.
Science Clubs are awesome! Don't you agree?