We played games like that as early as I can remember. We continued playing these games until I was about 13 years old. Back then all my friends had bikes. We'd ride up and down the neighborhood pretending to be police, bank robbers, stuntmen, investigators, super heroes, or whatever else came to mind! Being rebellious was staying out past 5 or pretending we had already done our homework. We were content with a tennis ball, a big stick, and an empty yard.
Some of you may be wondering why I bring up suck points since my oldest is only 5 years old... Well I recently read a statement that "5 is the new 7". Which I almost agree with, seeing as when I was 7, I was learning to read while my 5 year old is struggling with the concept in her kindergarten class as I type. I also read that the 12 to 14 year olds of yesterday are the 10 to 12 year olds of today. According to that statement my Bieber obsessed niece who will be 10 this summer will start thinking like the girl I was when I started to let go of my childhood.
Don't get me wrong... I WILL encourage my little girl to grow and mature as she moves forward in life, but for now I refuse to lose my little girl!