Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Back to the scene of the crime

We went back down to Sawyer Point yesterday. No lunch was had, although that probably wouldn't have made much of a difference because I believe the bug has left the building. It's so funny to think about the way we refer to things without even thinking about it, and a kid who has never even heard that term gets really confused. Like with this "bug." Louie thought that his poison ivy was bug bites because they were bumps and they itched. I didn't think it was a good idea to keep promoting that because I'm trying to get them to stay out of unknown green areas for the sole reason of staying away from the "poisons." And then I tell him a "little bug" made everybody sick. Well, I don't know how else to explain viruses, so a lil' bug is what it will have to be.

Back to the story: Again, it was a beautiful day and this time we headed straight to the giant castle playground. There was a day camp there, so the boys were a bit intimidated by all the big kids running around, but then they warmed up and lot of fun was had. They played in the sand of the volleyball courts, even though they didn't have any toys to play in it with. I convinced them that it is possible to play using just their hands and whatever they found laying around. We took a walk to the other end of the park that we didn't get to see because of Charlie getting sick, then headed to the smaller kids' playground.

It funny to think back a couple years ago and how much I'd worry about Baby Lou playing on jungle gyms. Now, Charlie is going up and down and running around and I don't really think twice about it. Same goes for the wading pool at Mom & Dad's. Charlie climbs in and out, in and out, and with Louie I would have been paranoid that he'd slip out of the pool and hit hard, or fall into the pool and put his face into the two inches of water. Charlie is doing fine with it, and rarely gets hurt. He's gotta toughen up--he's got two older brothers to deal with ;)

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