Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wood Chips In My Shoes? It Must Be Spring!

Visit to the ER
waiting to happen.
 
Check out my latest Patch article in which I outline my criteria for which parks I will grace with Audrey's presence.

HINT ==> We avoid scorching, unshaded inducers of heat prostration, havens for water fowl and their droppings, those that are adjacent to any type of sporting field/court, and playground equipment that is too arcane or difficult (see photo) for my little gross-motor challenged honey.

Read all about it HERE!



8 comments:

  1. We have a park that I love going to and it is quite small, all padded with that thick rubberized stuff.....and is designed for kids up to 6 years old. And the best part is that it is completely shaded....and the even better part is that it has a 10 foot tall iron fence around the entire place...one small opening to get in and that same small opening to get out. Bliss......bliss

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  2. @Rebecca: That does sound like heaven on earth! I could have added another criteria for the extent of enclosure, but frankly none of the parks around here are enclosed at all. That's a big one for water parks too...

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  3. Speaking of getting junk in your shoes, I went running and the whole time during and after I had pain on my right foot. Apparently something got in my shoe and it left this round mark from my running on it for a mile.

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  4. Try going to a park in Florida. In July.

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  5. Ahhh, the parks! Ours are still covered with melting snow, so we have a week or two more before we're really considering the afternoon out on a play structure. That being said, I have quite a few of the same criteria on my list too! The shade factor, not for Georgia (lucky girl got the puerto rican skin), but for me (freckles + beating sun = sunburn). I look for a fenced in area because my "little angel" is also a bolter. And now that I'm potty training, I also look for a bathroom nearby - nothing like helping your 2 year old cop a squat in a bush!

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  6. I would rather send my little daughter to a gymnastics class rather than seeing her playing around the park near our home.

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  7. That looks like the most fucking awesome slide ever. If I were a kid again I'd be all over that shit.

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