Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The "Stuff"

I worried at some point in the last few months that for Ann and Andy, this would go down as "The Summer Mommy had Little Rag," or "My Mommy had a Baby This Summer, and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt."

That's probably what made me determined to overcompensate and make sure that the kids had a lot of fun this summer. Today we tried to grab one of the last couple of days before the start of preschool and headed to a shady playground nearby (across from the post office for any of the locals).

Although I had brought along a good deal of "stuff," Andy paid no mind, and launched himself right into the sprinklers with gusto. Clothes, sandals, hat, and all. Nevermind that I had brought along a bag full of watershoes and bathing suits.

I usually dress the kids in the water-gear for the ride to the playground, but since Labor Day was yesterday, I wasn't sure if the sprinklers would still be on (technically that is their 'off' date) and I didn't want to set anyone up for a letdown.

Fortunately, after a little over an hour of splashing, sliding, falling, and keeping the baby's kvetching to a minimum, I did some surreptitiuos clothing changing and we were able to head over to get some frozen yogurt on the next corner.



12 comments:

therapydoc said...

It's the stuff of life, no?

Ezzie said...

:D

We grabbed lunch there yesterday, outside. It was really nice. :)

orieyenta said...

Sounds (and looks) like the kids had a great time. (And the picture of Andy with his hand on the sprinkler is priceless!)

SaraK said...

Precious! :)

LittleBirdies said...

My kids don't really like that park, since as ZB says there are no swings. I love it as it's close and I can go for just a few minutes.--and in the end they always have a great time.

SephardiLady said...

I didn't know that they had sprinklers at that park. Maybe we should visit the neighborhood when it isn't 30 degrees. :)

I think a key to getting back into the swing of things post-baby is getting out and letting everyone enjoy themselves. Looks like everyone had a great time.

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