Tonight, I was able to sit on the sidelines. Charlotte and I found a spot on the bench ... and just took it all in.
Here are a few random observations:
- Of the five families, we were each originally from a different country. How amazing is that?!
- One father ran around with complete kid-like abandon. He chased kids. He made up games. He was having more fun than anyone else at the park! I am also guessing that was quite a workout! When was the last time I ran around like a child ... arms waving, screaming, laughing? Need to do that soon :)
- Another father arrived with his two daughters ... one of them (old enough to be potty trained) was wearing footsie pajamas and tennis shoes. Couldn't help it; I chuckled out loud! Moms and dads have very different ideas when it comes to appropriate wardrobe choices. And then I thought perhaps she is one of those preschoolers who become obsessed with an article of clothing. It happens. I wore the same Mickey Mouse sweatshirt for an entire school year. And, really, does it matter?!
- Cell phones should be left at home or at least turned off when playing at the park with your kids. Heard a kid pleading with his mom to pay attention to him, to play with him, to watch what he was doing. All while she chatted on the phone. Perhaps there was a really good reason for that conversation. But I wonder if she saw that scene playing out before her, if she'd make a different decision.