Where did you play when you were a child?
When I was younger, I liked playing outdoors. There was a forest practically within spitting distance of my neighborhood that I would explore with a couple friends. It wasn’t very big, so it was safe for us to check out on our own. I loved being in nature; it really set me at ease.
Did you prefer outdoor play or indoor play when you were young?
I definitely preferred outdoor play. As a kid, I couldn’t get enough of the outdoors. It was so great to breathe in fresh air and run around outside. I would always get really fidgety if I had to stay inside. I loved being surrounded by nature. It just made me feel at ease.
Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors?
I think I prefer being indoors. As a kid, it was the total opposite. But nowadays, I like being inside better. The weather can be really unpredictable when you’re outside. For example, I was working on an important project outside. But then it started raining. It was totally a bummer because I lost all my work.
Is it important for children to play outdoors?
Yes, it’s pretty important for kids to play outside. If they just stay indoors all the time, they might spend too much time on their cellphones and video games. You know, a lot of kids nowadays are glued to their screens. They barely get any fresh air. But when kids go outside, they’re usually more active and they can get more exercise. Games that involve running and jumping can definitely benefit them physically.
Did you often go over to your friends’ houses when you were young?
Yeah, I definitely went over to my friends’ houses a lot when I was little. I lived practically within spitting distance of my best friend in particular, so she and I killed lots of time together. We played a lot of video games in her bedroom. We had a total blast with each other.
in/within spitting distance of something: next to or extremely near something
can’t get enough of something: to like something very much and want a lot of it
fidgety /ˈfɪdʒɪti/ (adj): (of a person) unable to remain still or quiet, usually because of being bored or nervous
feel at ease: to feel confident and relaxed
unpredictable /ˌʌnprɪˈdɪktəbl/ (adj): tending to change suddenly and without reason or warning, and therefore not able to be depended on
bummer /ˈbʌmər/ (n): a disappointing or unpleasant situation
have a blast: to have a very fun or exciting time (doing something)