Our new home doesn't have a fence and it's situated between two houses also without fences but that have very big and inviting playsets. Evan is having a difficult time understanding why he has to stay in our yard. Come on, we have grass, and a concrete slab...what's not to love?
Our list of outside projects and money to be spent on those projects keeps growing and growing. We hadn't planned on getting him a playset, but when we walk outside he looks over longingly to our neighbors' yards and then takes off running, so I've started to rethink that decision. Today I brought toys out with us, but it's really a lost cause - our yard is a boring wasteland. Luckily, our neighborhood has a nice park, but it's not as close as I'd like.
I think one of the problems is that I'm not really sure how to entertain him outside. I'm not very outdoorsy myself, and last summer we just sat on a blanket with toys, or I put him in the kiddie pool. I don't have the first idea what keeps a toddler occupied outside...I was pretty sure piles of dirt would work, but I guess I was wrong.
So, now on top of the paver patio, fence, furniture, and landscaping, we'll probably be buying some type of large, multi-colored, climbing contraption for our yard. Any suggestions or recommendations would be most appreciated!!