The swing’s the thing

…and it’s making me crazy.  Ashlyn has rediscovered her love of the swings at the park and some days the ONLY thing she wants to do is sit and be pushed in the swing.  While it’s wonderful to see her sitting so happily, as far as I’m concerned it’s not a whole lot better than sitting inside watching TV.  Sit in the wagon to the park, sit in the swing and make Mommy (OK, usually it’s Daddy) do all the work.  Sweet deal, eh?

Here she is in her wagon, ready to go to one of the 3 parks that are within a 5 minute walk of our house.  Little fashionista picked out her outfit all by herself. Who am I to deny a 2 year old a pretty pink dress just because we’re going to the park? It all comes out in the wash (and she has shorts underneath to keep her safe when she hits the slide).

(Thanks to Amy from Splendid Events for the dress, it’s one of Ashlyn’s favourites!)

Mean mommy that I am, I make her get out of the swing after a few minutes and do something else.  Anything is better as far as I’m concerned, but I particularly encourage climbing and sliding and running around – the whole point of going to the park is to wear her out for bedtime (or nap time if it’s a morning visit)!  Luckily she loves digging in the sand since Special Agent Oso taught her how to build sand castles.

Some days, she’s pretty happy to do something else.  Other days there is a tantrum of epic proportions and we go home.  Am I the only mommy who thinks that park time should mean more moving than sitting?

6 Comments on The swing’s the thing

  1. Caitlin
    June 7, 2011 at 4:26 PM (6 years ago)

    I’m super impressed that she keeps her sunglasses on! Was it something you had to work on or she just was willing to keep them on.

    I’ve never had any luck getting them to stay on Em’s head. She pulls them off instantly.

    • Stacey
      June 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM (6 years ago)

      Since she discovered that they’re accessories, she keeps them on LOL. It wasn’t until a month or two ago that she would though so hopefully your little one will catch on soon!

  2. Kaisa G
    June 8, 2011 at 10:08 AM (6 years ago)

    I adore that she wears a pink frilly dress to the park :)

  3. Amanda
    June 8, 2011 at 3:27 PM (6 years ago)

    I wish my boys liked to swing for more than 30 seconds at a time! The park for us involves a whole lot of ME running up and down trying to make sure the mini evel knievels don’t fly headfirst off the edge. *sigh*. Makes me tired just thinking about us at the park LOL

    Super cute little dress :)
    Amanda recently posted..wordless wednesday- the midnight sun from my front door

    • Stacey
      June 9, 2011 at 8:45 AM (6 years ago)

      I guess the grass is always greener on the other side LOL I don’t know how you keep up with them!


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