Playground Fun

After a rocky start this morning at stupid o'clock, we took the kids to one of the local school playgrounds. Since it was only 8:30, no one else was there. At 9:40 a family of mom and 4 kids pulled up, and we kinda thought "Cool, maybe we can interact." Within 30 seconds this mom was nose to nose with her little girl screaming at her for accidentally knocking her little brother down. She had been on the monkey bars, and her mom said something like "We're here for less than a minute and you're already acting crazy, swinging like a monkey?!?!?!" Um, yeah... so she's NOT supposed to swing like a monkey on the monkey bars? We beat a hasty retreat.

I thought about telling Lee to just drive around, but he beat me to saying it. "You want to take the 'long' way home?" Heck yeah. We just drove around town for about 1/2 hour. The kids didn't know where home was, and they were laughing and having fun in the back seat. We went by our church to show them the outside. Maybe later this week we'll visit inside.

We devised a schedule, since computer time is becoming a point of contention. Ok, I know it's only day 2, and we were so cashed yesterday that they literally spent all afternoon on the computers. We will now have 1 hour of computer time right after breakfast and right after lunch. We set the timer on the stove, and tried to explain it. "When you hear this BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, computer finished." We'll see how that goes.

After the playground, and the lovely drive, which ended after there were cries of "Toilet, Mommy!" from the backseat. Although, Yordi had actually squatted down and peed on the playground. Looks like she knew what she was doing. Doh.

Yordi redecorated this afternoon:

Special thanks to Kristie and Kay for painting Yordi's room pink while we were away. It is so beautiful! And special thanks to Pastor Jim for running out for the 2nd gallon so Kristie could keep painting.

Also, Kristie and Katelyn painted this awesome Hello Kitty for Y. Thanks! It look great in there.


The McEvil One said...

Will they have to call 4295 when their MACs have an issue???

Jori said...

Gotta love the park when the "moms" are stressed out! They do look to be happy and I am sure they are keeping you entertained!
Blessings, Jori
DTE 02/19 either x2

christophertadhankins said...

Looks like they're having fun out there! Also looks like you were at our old favorite playground by our old house! We used to call that place "the rolly slide" - referring generically to the whole playground, since it has that slide made of hard rubber rollers that used to entertain Clare and Addie for hours! It sounds like there are routines forming at Chalet Gardner, I'm sure things will get smoother by the day, then week, etc. Be sure to let us know if your next "drive" heads up toward Roscoe! The girls would love to have friends on their new swingset/slide/megaplex.... ;-)