Mar 31, 2009

A day in the park





I love this one little dumpy park tucked away from view, edged by walking paths, hardly ever a child playing, just a few cars come to spend their lunch hours protected by the solitude of trees and the occasional Frisbee golfers. Too poor for wood chips, too spare for regular clean ups. Easiest park to get my boys in and out of with the van a few steps away and little fear from traffic. Our lonely park where I never feel like a freak among other moms because none come to invade our intimate setting. Gone are the tight-lipped moms who look miserable, strong moms who know how to discipline properly, active moms who weigh 30 pounds less than me, moms who weigh much much more, smoking moms who bark on their cell phones, all kinds of moms and some sad weekend dads too. And I never have to guilt over displays of tantrums or sand throwing in our solitude.

I am on a video high, so bear with me . . . the opening scene features our own park-like yard and Bereket's adorable swing style. Wouldn't you love to play?

10 comments:

Evelyn said...

I LOVE this playground! It looks so vintage :) Your boys sure are having fun! Yes, I do want to play!

Kate said...

I'm amazed at how independent Tsega seems in the video compared to the other two. You've commented on that before, but it's never been quite so clear as it is in these clips.

Great video (and I'll admit to enjoying your last post too -- we're partial to triplets, but definitely interested in your side projects)!

MotherMotherOcean said...

We have a little dumpy park near us that we love. It has the best slide in town.
I understand about the anonymity a small park provides.

Lauren said...

Sweet clothes line!

Kathrin said...

Both playground and yard look like a lot of fun - but then your boys probbably can have fun anywhere, right.
I love the little red bike.

Ali said...

What an awesome play ground! I would love to play with those 3 cuties!!

Kerry and Tom said...

so cute!! we have one of those too.
I love it.
Miss our chats. Hope all is going well with you and your family

Stacy said...

I think it's going to be a fantastic summer!!!! They sure know how to rock a playground.

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Chatter said...

This video was so delightful. I loved watching them playing. You must just sit and watch with a smile on your face. I can just imagine. I had the pleasure of watching all 3 of our boys playing today (Landon is going on 11 months so he's starting to get in on the action) and this made me think of them. They are adorable Cindy!