My kids and I used to have a ritual – actually two rituals. If there was some movie that they wanted to see we would get up really early on Sunday morning and pile into the car, drive to the movie theater in the mall and catch the latest pic they wanted to see – lately since they are getting older its usually fun for me too. Being the cheap dad that I am, the first weekend showing is even cheaper than the rest of the matinees, we used to get in for 6 bucks a head, now it’s 6.50. Still a great deal when you add it all up. don’t even get me started on 3D and XD. Next time.
We’d also, on other days, bike to the nearest park and hang out there for a while, swinging on the play structure – yes – even adults can get some pullups in on the monkey bars you know.
One day, I had a brain wave: I calculated the distance to the park and Google Mapped out the distance to the mall. Guess what – pretty much the same. So now we combine it – we get up even earlier and jump on our bikes for an early morning ride to the theater, catch a movie, grab lunch and head back. It’s a great way to insert fitness into your, and your kids, life.