It was finally warm enough to get a little outside time today. Crazy what a little sunshine and fresh air can do for a person’s mood and energy. There’s still some ugly snow piles here and there, but for the most part, the snow is gone, leaving the wet, frozen, brown ground exposed.
Zoe and I decided (well, I decided, but Zoe didn’t protest) to take advantage of the weather and get out to the park. It’s been nearly 6 months since we went to the park, so it was fun to see her playing there now that she’s a bit older. I had kind of figured that she’d be old enough to climb on some of the playground equipment, but she’s still a bit too little. She seems so big until I see her next to the other kids at the park and watch her trying to climb on some of the playground equipment. I try not to be overprotective, but once she’s up there, she doesn’t know how to get down. I overheard one of the boys at the playground say to his dad, “want to hear something silly? There’s a baby wearing glasses!” My first thought was, that’s not silly. And then, she’s not a baby! I talked to him a little about how she needed glasses to see, and the boy was pretty sweet about it.
She loved the slide. She was a little wary of the swings at first, but then kept asking to do more swinging. She didn’t want to walk in the sand, which killed my hopes of seeing her run around at the playground, but I expect she’ll get used to it. She didn’t not want to leave the park at all. I promised her that we’d be back soon. And we will.
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