Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Another OpED

from the Brunswick News.

The Staats children took over the playground at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island Monday afternoon. Sisters Anna, 8, and Emme, 5, took turns swinging from a long stretch of monkey bars, as their cousin, Jess, 4, dug in the sand nearby. "Digging, that's my favorite part," Jess said. This type of outdoor romping isn't an uncommon occurrence for the Brunswick family. They revel in spending time together outside, away from television and video games, said Jess' mother, Marilyn Staats. "They specifically ask to go outside, and I am just fine with that," she said. "Playtime outside is a good thing for kids. (We) turn off SpongeBob and they have a ball just running around outside."