Playing the Parks
Playground Across the Street
Having a child changes your life. Obviously you get less sleep
and your "spare time" is now dominated by parenting, but there are
more subtle effects as well. A park you used to ignore you now
causes you to take mental inventory as you walk by: baby
swings - check; low slide - check; clean grounds -
check! The park across the street from our house has a small
playground and we now find ourselves out there pretty much every
also quite surprised to find out that animals see children
differently than adults. At Granville Island you can
accidently step on a pigon if you aren't careful. Children
don't have this problem - the birds seem quite aware of kids and
where they are. A child twitches and the birds scatter.
An adult gets up and the birds rush in looking for dropped food
Playing on the Swings (Pandora Park)
Picking a restaurant also changes. Of course you are
interested in if they have a high chair (or my pet peve -
restaurants with broken high chairs), but knowing if there is a park
near by is also handy. We found a great Pasta place on
Hastings, partly because Pandora Park was near by.
Water Park at Granville Island
Some parks are pretty much famous. The water park at
Granville island is well known amoung children - listen to them
talking at a different water park and they often compare
parks. Nara doesn't have much experience with water parks so
her first visit was a little cold and timid.
Petting Zoo at Queen's Park
new one for me was visiting the Petting Zoo at Queen's Park.
This "by donation" petting zoo is small but well maintained and the
animals seem happy enough. Again, Nara was a bit confused
about her role in all of this chaos, but she had a good time.
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