Our Backyard is Private Our Oasis
Our home is an oasis for our family to enjoy. We come home
from work, and we love to be around each other in our backyard. After we eat
dinner, we usually make a point to go outside together. The children might need
to work on something for school, but we make sure they have the right
environment to do their schoolwork outside. They want to be near us after they
get out of school, so we don’t want to exclude them from our activities. When
they have a lot of homework to tend to for school, we try to make a place for
them to feel comfortable doing it outside near their family.
When they finish their homework, they’re allowed to play one video game inside, but the weather has been so beautiful lately that they usually skip the video games. They haven’t asked to go inside to play on the computer in the last few weeks. We have kept them entertained with gardening, and we found some fun games to play outdoors that they have thoroughly enjoyed. It’s easy to entertain your children outside when you have a wonderful, private garden behind your home.
We’re lucky that we moved into a house with such a nice garden attached to it. Our neighbors aren’t as fortunate. My wife has tried to help our next-door neighbor with their garden, but the woman who lives next to us isn’t interested in doing it herself. She insists upon hiring a landscaper to help her with her backyard. We like to do it all on our own. We have recently started investing in some natural stone products wa to make our home’s garden look more like a natural oasis. We’re excited to put mulch around the stones in order to help them blend in with the rest of the yard.
When I grew up in the city, I didn’t have a yard. My family loved to take me and my brother to the park, but it wasn’t the same as having your own yard. I wanted to give my children what I wanted when I was their age. They don’t know what life is like to live in the city. Living without a yard made me feel trapped indoors. I don’t want my children to feel trapped when they get home from school. It’s bad enough that they’re trapped inside at school all throughout the day.
When they get home from school, they have so much energy to spend running and playing. We like to give them a half hour to play in the yard before they do their homework. If the weather is nice, we’ll start a fun outdoors game with the children. We set up a volleyball net in the backyard last week that has been quite entertaining for the entire family. We love to engage in healthy activities that our children enjoy. There’s plenty of sunshine in the backyard right this instant, so I think we’ll get a game started.