Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Park Instead of the Razorback Game

Yesterday I chose hanging out at the park over the Razorback game.  III's been going to the football games with his buddy since before I knew him.  I've been going with them since before we were married.  And before his buddy was married.  III's parents usually babysit during football games now that the Monster is around.  But the friends that we have tickets with have their own little monster just two months older than ours.  The logistics of getting them together haven't been easy.  We thought about taking them to the game but War Memorial doesn't make that easy.  Not only would they each need their own ticket but if we had to walk out of the stadium for anything we wouldn't be able to get back in.  So we planned a day for toddlers in  Little Rock.

We started out at a place called The Wonder Place for kids eight and under.  It was an experience.  I'm not sure who was more shell-shocked, the Monster or me.  I think he did better with the sensory overload than I did.  I'm afraid that if this is what it is going to take to get him socialized he may become as agoraphobic as his mother.

Luckily the weather could not have been better for entertaining two little boys.  We left the Wonder Place after about an hour and headed to Reservoir Park.  We swung until we (the moms, not the monsters) were sick of swinging.

Then we hit the strollers and walked till dark.  The little monsters even made it through a meal at Olive Garden.  Finally the tunes of Barney put them to sleep in the parking lot under the glow of the K-Mart lights while we waited for the guys to meet up with us after the game.  It was a pretty good day.  Oh, and the Hogs won.

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