posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 11:28 PM
Maybe not in yours, but they sure do in my neighborhood. Granted, most of the parents stick to a "you don't get to leave the street in case you get
hurt and nobody knows" rule (me, too, weather conditions like ice depending)
My kids are outside as often as possible in the winter unless we have to mind frostbite conditions. In those cases, they get anywhere from 10 to 20
minutes to play outside before it's time to come back in, period. They don't pay enough attention to know when they've gone numb somewhere, so
that rule is inflexible until they get with it & wise up.
They spent this afternoon outside playing with one of their friends from up the street. A few weeks ago, and it was a snowball war across 2 streets'
worth of kids. They partially constructed 2 snow forts in the back yard to lob snowballs at each other & whichever friend had permission to come over.
Part of that's now melted, the remaining blobs were moved as best possible & reshaped into a small sledding hill.
Ultimately, families in my neighborhood consist of what people today call "free-range" oriented parents. Back in our day, we called it "normal
unsupervised play". Evidently your neighborhood took a different path.