We had a mixed bag of a weekend. It started with car issues, and the toddler took it all in stride. I didn’t want him pent up in the house (or car) all weekend, but we were hosting people for an Oscars party last night, and it was looking like he was about to be stuck indoors a lot. We did get out in the morning, but when he woke up early from his nap (think 30-minute “nap” versus a 2-hour nap), I put him in his stroller and went to see my grandma and then my mom. While at my mom’s, he requested to go to the playground. The play area he was thinking about is a half-mile walk, and I figured running could do him some good.
Poor kid had no idea why the sled wouldn’t slide. He kept telling me to push him.
When we got to the playground, I hadn’t even unbuckled him from his stroller and he said, “ohhhh, thank you, mommy.” He said it twice. I melted a little (read: lot) inside. It was a really, really sweet moment.
We only spent 45 minutes there. We had to go home so he could take a bath (things were a little backwards in regards to schedules.) He just had the best time and had the playground to himself. Also, he got a HUGE kick out of me getting the basketball in the hoop! He shrieked every single time it went in. (I missed a few times, and he just smiled.)
So, when the toddler wants to go to the playground, I listen. I’m so glad I listened. (Also, it was 69 degrees here yesterday. I hope your weather was as lovely.)
How was your weekend?