1) Thank you to the boy Cameron met under one of the slides. He was hiding, and Cameron shyly went over to him and said, "Can I hide with you?" The boy shrugged his shoulders and said, "Ummm...okay." Cameron was his shadow from that point forward, running all over the grounds and stopping every few minutes to shriek and hide from "the bad guys." When we were leaving, I met his mom and told her how sweet her son was to allow Cameron to play with him, especially because he was a few years older than my son. She laughed and said, "I'm glad he is being nice to someone. I set up a playdate with his friends and he's been hiding from them since the minute we got here."
2) A shout-out to the nice grandparents I met while running back and forth between pushing Connor on the toddler swings and Cameron on the regular swings. They were taking turns pushing their adorably quiet, petite grandson next to us while my animated Connor yelled play-by-play descriptions of everything he saw: "Dat's a red coat!" "Dere's a ball!" "Mama, we're swingin'!" After further small talk, I asked how old their grandson was. Just had a birthday? Huh, Connor, too. Just turned two? Hey, Connor, too. On March 29th? Seriously? Connor, too! The couple was just as surprised as I was that these boys were exactly the same age. But here's the kicker; as we were leaving the swings, they mentioned it was a shame they didn't have a pen or paper to write down my name and number for their daughter...(wait for it)...named KRISTIN! No, I am not kidding!
3) And lastly, I would like to thank anyone who chooses to create a playground. But may I suggest, in the future, that you consider the parents of toddlers the next time your blueprints get a green light? I almost lost a fight to that playground equipment since it was only meant for people less than three feet tall to run under. Ouch!
Then he spies him above his head
In case you were wondering if Connor had a good time, click on the video below. You'll have to let me know what you think because I really couldn't tell... (wink, wink).