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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Kids NOT enjoying shopping

Okay, 5 may be way too few for the places a kid and her daddy can go to play for free. But these are places you might not expect to find on the list, places like parks and the beach and for a hike. You know, the usual.

How about Ikea?

I mean there are dozens and dozens of new rooms. It’s like a 100 houses with a hundred variations for each. Lots of good places to climb and explore.

How about Target and Walmart?

They have Disney aisles!!! Who needs to find a Disney store when daddy and I can walk (it’s a little bit far for me and he usually carries me) there from our house.

Read:   Thoughts to Live by from Lion King

How about the Mall?

We have several within driving distance. There are play areas and jewelry stores and Disney stores and cars and dolphins and airplanes to ride on. (Daddy usually just shakes them for me real hard.)

Mommies and daddies don’t need to spend time on us to have fun. They just need to spend time.

Daddy said that he read somewhere that kids spell love: T – I – M – E.

But if we can climb and play hide and go seek and explore and dream about diamonds and shoes and stuff. Nothing wrong with that, eh?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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