16 July 2011
i'm grateful for 'parks & playgrounds'
In holiday mode & loving it. When the children say "can we go the park" i say "sure". I'll take ANY free entertainment in the school holidays thanks . . . so Maxabella Loves, 'I'm Grateful For' the endless free entertainment of local parks. Strangely enough, they are usually empty of any children, where are they?? In that childless town in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, hiding from the Child Collector (creepiest children's movie character EVER)?? Don't we all know 97% of kidnappings happen by someone you know?? Is it that awful to hang at the park with your children?? Healthy free fun, get out of the house!!
First up, this photo made my husband & i cry with laughter, talk about odd one out. My mother would never take us to a park with swings, there were NEVER enough swings, or the right swings & it never ended well. I can see why . . .
Somehow my children always have to take parks to the extreme - swing the highest . . .
swing out over the slippery dip . . .
climb up over the enclosed safety slippery dip . . .
spin themselves into a stupor . . .
ok so this is possibly what the park designers intended, to go up the rope, but then he abseiled down it, upsidedown??!!
I should have known, when they were little they'd climb over the sun shade canopy above the play ground equipment, shimmy down poles, all of them, like monkeys. Ditto for the tallest trees. My high schooler still loves tearing up a playground. They are climbers & jumpers, choosing to go down the slippery dip head first on their backs, even as 1 year olds. My sister (an overprotective/ sensible mother) could not watch my children in a park, they gave her a heart attack & her children would look on with that "why would they think to do that" expression on their faces (similiar to mine, only i'd be pretending they weren't my children). Well, her children have broken how many bones compared to my guys - still 100% unbroken?? Anyway, long live the local park!! Or if you're adventurous, a park in the next suburb over or beyond. Love Posie