Who doesn’t love Fridays? If not all, I’m sure most of us loooove Fridays! During Fridays, my energy goes up knowing that it’ll just be few hours before day off/weekend. Since I work at night, I am always excited to finish the Friday night’s shift. During Fridays, I don’t mind if I don’t get enough rest because I know I don’t have work the following day. So last Friday, since SB Park in Batasan Hills, QC is just a few meters away from where we currently live, I decided to tell Dane to go there and take Nate with us.
|Us enjoying our stay in the public park – behind us is Batasan Hills National HS|
Nate loves to go outside, I can feel his rush of excitement every time we get near the door. And when we’re out, he shouts and laughs. So as expected, that’s what he did when we went out. We wanted to at least be able to visit the park once or twice a week.
|Nate enjoying some tickle time with his Papa. 😀|
It’s a public park so it is definitely for free. There are swings, slides, seesaws everywhere and there are a lot of kids playing there everyday. If you go to parks, you may also want to take some cash with you because you can’t resist the tempting vendors outside selling street foods, burgers, mga kakanin, etc! I know when we regularly take Nate there when he’s older, he’ll meet new friends and at the same time, it’ll limit his screen time (TV/Tab). I am somehow expecting this problem already by now as most kids are really hooked with gadgets nowadays.
|Beside the Park is the QCPD Batasan Hills Station 7|
It was just a typical Friday afternoon with people resting, students practicing their dance steps and other school related activities and little kids having fun. We sat there for quite some time ’til Dane and I decided to buy food for dinner.
|Who doesn’t love staying under outside with a perfect weather like this?|
Dane and I had time talking about just anything we can discuss while Nate enjoyed his view. He enjoys seeing little children running and playing. I hope our government will continue to fund these types of projects so more and more children will have a place to play instead of playing beside the streets. It’s too dangerous for them to be staying on the busy streets with so many cars passing by. These parks will not only help them have a great time and keep them away from danger but will also help develop the kids’ physical, mental, motor and most of all social skills.
We need more of these free parks for so more children will chose to play outside rather than stay indoors with TVs and gadgets. Not that I’m saying TVs and gadgets aren’t good at all, these are also important in helping kids learn more but every thing that’s used too much isn’t good. I hope our leaders will continue to do these projects, it would be great if all baranggays in the Philippines will have these types of parks. It may be impossible to wish for that but it can be possible if our leaders will think of the benefit of our little ones.
This summer why not try something new, check out Skates HQ to see their “kids hockey” gear.