I Hate Commercialized Kid Places

I am not a fan of Chuck E. Cheese, Disneyland, amusement parks, indoor playgrounds, pumpkin patches, petting zoos

Basically, the list goes on and on (going to cool sporting events is exempt from this list!).

If it is a commercialized place for kids, the chance of me enjoying it is prolly lower on my list than paying bills.

It doesn’t mean my kids are deprived of these experiences. They go (maybe once), but I grumble and complain. Of course, not to them. That’s what facebook, twitter, and my blog is for. 🙂

I have never taken Mo to Disneyland, but this summer he got to experience it with camp. He enjoyed it in the moment and can cross it off his bucket list, but when he got home, he said aside from the money he spent on a souvineer car for B, all the money he spent there was a waste and he’d rather save it.

That’s my boy!!!

I just hate wasting money and being around other people’s germ-y, bad kids.

I prefer to entertain my kids in a more conventional and controlled environment.

I send them to school to learn to socailize and I have no problem with them getting dirty and having fun there. In the summer, they go to camp and get to enjoy field trips, socializing, and plenty of play.

When we have down time, I like to do simple things at home like go for walks, water play in the backyard, creative building w/blocks and legos, and plenty of funny conversations and story telling.

I encourage them to explore what they like…sports, cars, art, cooking, technology.

I’m just not a big fan of doling out the big bucks for fun.

A big outing is great every once in a while, but not a weekly neccesity.

Fun doesn’t always have to mean spending money.

Fun can = free.

I get it, a lot of people don’t have the time or patience to do it themselves. And some kids don’t have the attention span. Many people just like to get out the house and try something new.

That’s fine. You have to know what works for you and your family.

Being at home and coming up with fun easy ideas works for me and the boys.

You can call me old fashion.

You can call me cheap.

IDC

All I know is my boys and I can have just as much fun having a homemade picnic at a local park as we can spending half a paycheck in an amusement park.

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