I remember back when I was little (wasn't very long ago) when we could play outside all day long, ride our bikes, walk to the local pool. In the city especially, I'm finding it harder to let my kids do that. I lived in the city also but some things have just changed. I told my husband I want to make our house a place where we can just have fun in our own backyard or just inside. I think I made it too fun because none of us ever want to leave. Heh heh. We have so much fun just hibernating here. Thankfully we have a zoo membership so we go there often. Here my kids are karaoking. It such a blast!