We have a new playground at our local park, Moss Wright. It is AMAZING. There are all kinds of old fashioned things, like see-saws, and new-fangled things like bowls on posts that spin around when you sit in them. Those things are so innovative, I don’t even know what to call them. Have any of you seen anything similar?
Oh yeah, that orange fence. Well, see, it took A LONG time for Goodlettsville to open the playground. It was finished for weeks, and still, the orange fence remained. Some bureaucratic bs involving an inspector. You should just ignore that.
And then, of course, I got totally busted. This very nice man from the Parks Department pulled his giant Sumner County truck right up to the fence and informed me that the playground wasn’t open yet. We had been there the week before (on the correct side of the orange line) and a different man in a different Parks truck told me that the playground was finished and just waiting for a final sign off.
“If there are kids playing in there, I don’t see them,” he said. Wink wink.
But this man said, no, it wasn’t ready, and he just wanted to keep my kids safe. I felt like saying that they were safer playing on an unfinished playground than they would be if I had to listen to a fourth meltdown about how the playground wasn’t open. But I thought that was probably a bad move. So I just Yes sir. Thank you sir. I’m sorry, sired my way through it and we left. I must say, I felt a little like a badass. I’m not usually a rule breaker.
Anyway, they opened the playground a week or so ago. Finally. My kids LOVE. IT. We went on Monday and I got this little video of Alice expressing her exhilaration. Watch it and you’ll see why we call her Captain Jack Sparrow.
Of course, she’s probably telling that man that her mommy is a trespasser, but whatever.