Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Super Big Park!


Our tiny little town has three parks. No one from a normal sized town would call any of them parks, but we do. There's the "little park" the "medium park" and the "big park". The first is actually the playground at the old kindergarten, the second is the town's actual public park, and the third is the elementary school playground.

The kids love visiting these, of course, as all kids do, but what they especially love is going to a nearby town, with actual grocery stores and gas stations... and real parks. The parks there are called the (town name) big park and the Super-big park. You really should see their eyes light up when I tell them we're going to one of those parks. Today we went to the super big park, and let me tell you, there was excitement in the air. Zaya was telling people at the Library, Wal-mart, and MacDonald's all about our adventure at the SUPER! BIG! PARK! Complete with Travolta-like hand gestures and full body involvement. Mim was no less thrilled.

Most importantly...the kids were both totally exhausted. Ahhhh. The peaceful sound of napping toddlers. It doesn't get better than that.

6 comments:

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Next time you are on my side of town we'll have to meet at McDonalds and then go to our park. It even has a little pond, and walking trail...

Scribbit said...

This reminds me of my kids' nicknames for the parks around here. There's the cow park, the rocket park, the grandma park . . .

crissybug said...

Park days are so much fun. I wish I could be as carefree as kids.

And yes...your Mim must be Sydney's twin. They are so much alike!

Tendrils said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...Punky and I have been enjoying the parks around town here as well.........for the same reason to wear him out!!! He loves them! And I love watching his little face light up as he gets so excited about his daily adventures!

JAM said...

When we lived in a suburb of Atlanta when the girls were little, we'd go to a certain park that had fantastic stuff, and a pond with ducks they could feed. You would think we were on a rocket to Heaven when we told them we were going to "the park with the ducks." That always meant a stop at McDonalds and then eat at the park and then play.

Irritable Mother said...

I'm enjoying the image in my mind of "Travolta-like hand gestures and full body involvement"!
And I'm with you on the joy of napping children. They're so adorable when they're sleeping, aren't they?