Let’s Play!

What makes a good playground?

Let's spin till we puke!

I have been to what seems like every playground in town. I have discovered many things.

1. Playgrounds with sand suck. Apparently there was a memo sent out to every cigarette smoker telling them to leave their cigarette butts in the park sand. It does look like a giant ash tray, if you are drunk.

2. Playgrounds with metal slides are lame. It is like saying ooh ooh look we have shiny toys, but don’t touch or you will burn your bum.

3. Rubber ground playgrounds=love. I heart you rubber bouncy floor.

4. The less kids at a playground the better. Nothing is worse than snobby moms at the playground. Wait, yes there is. When they stop talking the moment you walk over the swing your child next to them, and stay silent until you leave.

5. Playgrounds are a bust without a bathroom. That is unless you are cool with letting your kid pee outside in public.



In honor of the National Day of Silence I will not be blogging tomorrow. It is a day set aside to stand up against bullying/suicide of LGBT youth. 

27 thoughts on “Let’s Play!

  1. I always liked the playgrounds with pebbles because sometimes we’d come across “indian money”, little carved cylinders of rock. But then we’d be covered in that weird rocky dust, and that mixed with sweat is one of the grossest smells of childhood.

  2. I took my kids almost every day when they were little. My favorite was the GIGANTIC penis so cleverly drawn on the slide…Oh, yes and I thought it was a tree…lol..until my son said “mommy, there is a big “jiggy” on the slide. Scrap book moment for sure.

  3. I actually love sandy playgrounds! Last time playing with my 6 years old brother and my 3 years old cousin, shouting and running and dancing around, I have realized that the last thing a 16 years old girl would be doing is sticking in the playground. Which made me wonder for a second, and then I realized that, sitting in a corner and thinking about how ” hot” your ” crush ” looks like today is the last thing I want to do too. So I continued playing with my brother and my cousin. 😀 ❤

  4. Shredded, recycled tire rubber = Awesome playground. Sand and mulch get into sandals and crocs, but this stuff? So easy to pick off before getting into a car. Plus, they really bounce kids (no boo-boo’s) who fall off the rope ladder.

    I love striking up weird conversation with snobby moms. The weirder the better. “Did y’all see that guy over there taking a poo right over there by the picnic table? The nerve of some people. My kid offered him some wipes. Such a little sweetie.”

  5. oh man – I always thought the metal slides were the worst too! And I never considered the importance of bathroom closeness to playground; definitely something I’ll now be noticing! ^.^

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