Avery and I went to the park for the first time today. For some reason, I thought kids had to be 25 before it was safe for them to get on a swing. What can I say, I’m a little paranoid about any apparatus that could potentially, possibly, maybe lead to a bump or bruise. I tried to show Avery how to hold on with two hands, but she was all, “Moooooom, I’m in my sparkly star shirt and skinny jeans. You want me to undo all my cuteness by looking like I can’t handle the baby swing?” Ugh, fine. So I tucked her blanket in behind her to make it a more secure fit.
I won’t bother posting any photos from our first set in which a pushed her about 5 & 3/4 inches back. It looks like she’s just hanging there…because, okay, that’s really what she was doing.
Here’s a real swing. I think I could have had it in focus if I had not been paranoid that she might fall out. I was already that mom with her big ol’ camera. I didn’t’ want to be that mom whose kid fell on her had because I was too busy getting the perfect shot. What you also don’t see is a whining Patchy. When I said, “Walk!,” he had assumed that were were going to take him for a nice stroll along the shore. Instead, I took him to the park, tied him to a post of the swing set, and exposed him to really scary stuff – like kids riding around on their wheelies. Oh, the horror of the razor scooter!
So the rest are close-ups. I had turned Avery around so that the sun was behind her. It made for some great light. It also precluded her from watching all the other kids. As you can see, she wanted to see what was going on at the jungle gym.
Her two new new friends were over there playing, so we went to go check out the slide. I like to think that I don’t “drink the Kool-Aid” when it comes to certain mom things. I try to call parents in our music class by their real names instead of “Flynn’s mom” and keep the high-pitched voice to a minimum. However, today I may have been that mom who yells, “weeeeee!” as I held my little one on my lap down the slide. The toddler slide. The one where you go so slow that you have to scoot your body off of it at the end. Still, what an adventure! Everyone but Patch is looking forward to going back tomorrow!