Saturday, December 1, 2012

An Afternoon at the Park

When the girls were little, we went to the park several times a week.  (That was back when it was OK for kids to play in the dirt and before there were hand sanitizer dispensers on every corner and .)  It has been a long time since I have spent an afternoon playing at the park with one of the girls.

"I want to go play.  Am I too old to go swing and slide?

"Nope. I just look like I'm too old to play at the park.  I'm really not, really!"

"I dare someone to say something to me."

"Ready or not, here I come."

"I get an ab workout that I didn't get when I was little.  I have to keep my legs tucked up now so that they don't drag on the ground."

"I'll get those legs all the way off the ground."

"Nothing beats swinging in the breeze on a warm fall afternoon."

"Mama, I'm I big girl now!  (Not to be confused with a young adult.)

We are all in the last stretch of the semester, heading for exams - some of us giving and some of us taking.  It was nice to have a carefree afternoon just having fun.