If you have a large family and you want to accommodate all their needs, then you may need a big backyard.
The Big Backyard Of My Childhood
The best thing about a big backyard is that the smaller a person is the bigger it looks. I know that sounds a little silly, but when it comes to exploration, the biggest yards are the most fun for any child.
There are many things families do with their backyards, but there is a big difference between the yard I have now and the yard I had when I was a child, and what we can do in it.
I miss living where the boundaries of my backyard were creeks, shrubs, and trees instead of sidewalks and alleys.
I remember that there was one big backyard we had that seemed to stretch on for miles. This was not the case of course, but when I was small, it seemed to be the biggest expanse of green I had ever seen.
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Surrounded By Trees
The yard was surrounded by trees, and there was a creek running along one side of it. That might not sound like much, but to a child, that is darn pretty close to being heavenly. I always had something to do, and I didn’t have to go very far to feel like I was off on an adventure.
When I visited that big backyard years later, I was amazed at how small it actually was. I was not much bigger than the yard I have now, though back then it seemed to go on forever.
I guess that’s one of the great things about being a child, everything is new and everything is huge. Sometimes when I am outside with my daughter I forget that.
When we are in our backyard I try to remember what it was like to think the world was so big, and I don’t get too upset when she seems to venture to the edges of our big backyard.
Privacy And Trees
The difference between her big backyard and the one I grew up with was the privacy and the trees. We have a few trees, but they don’t inspire much imagination.
Though living where we do gives her access to some of the best schools in my state, I wish I could give her the big backyard, the trees, and the creek so that she might have some of the same memories that I did when I was a little girl.
Though I can’t open the back door of the house and offer her what I had, I do make sure I take her to see places just like that whenever we can.
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