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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 day.

  Front Foot Not Quite TouchingSand Is My Favorite Walking On The Sand

Pigeons Taking Off
I was 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 scraps.

Hey Look Pigeons

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.

Get Ready For The SwingSwing Is Awesome Yeah This Is Fun

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.

Having AGood Time At The Park Exploring The Drops Helen Holding Nara Near Fountain Nara And Helen With Drops

Petting Zoo at Queen's Park

Nara With A Calf
A 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.

Nara With AGoat Nara Trying To Be Food




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