Wednesday, March 16, 2022

SOLSC 2022 #16 - Playground Adventure


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The sedate part is the packing:

  • Peanut butter and banana sandwiches
  • Yogurt and fruit 
  • Clementines
  • Goldfish
  • Water bottles
  • Wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Sunblock
  • Sun hats
  • Toys for the sand box
  • Changing pad, diapers - just in case!
  • Stroller
The lively part is everything else - 
  • getting the three year old dressed for the day, her teeth brushed, her hair tangles out (I punted on this last one - hahaha)
  • getting a clean diaper onto one very wriggly sixteen-month old before leaving the house - what is it with snapping a onesie that seems to signal to the toddler, "time to make a quick escape!!!"?
  • finding everyone's shoes, socks, jackets (it got so warm, we didn't even need the jackets - hooray!!)
  • three year old to the bathroom, one last time, before leaving 
  • at the playground, so much wonderful running around...and running quickly, keeping alert - to the big slide, to the yellow slide, to the 'mountain,' to the sand box, to the balance beam, to the water fountain, to the blue twisty thing, to to to 
  • trying to curb their interest in the dog poop near the water fountain 
  • keeping food from blowing away, water from spilling over, hands relatively clean, bodies seated on the bench, during lunch
  • keeping them awake on the car ride home, so that they both take great naps - woohoo! WIN for the grandparents!

It was an awesome day!


  1. Sounds like a great day and that memories were made! I hope you have many more days at the park.

    1. Today felt like the kick-off of spring/good weather - hope I am right!

  2. Congratulations on keeping Frog and Bird awake so they’d sleep! That is no small accomplishment. You are so right about prepping for an outing, whether short or long. A cheer for warm weather, which has not arrived here yet.

    1. It was really a gorgeous day, weather-wise. Tomorrow, we've got rain and cooler temps. Ah, well. This is March!