July 27, 2011
Monkey see, Monkey do

Friend Aidan brought his Mommy and sister over to play.  "Yay, yay, yay", cheered Elizabeth when she heard he was coming.  We headed to our closest park. Elizabeth spent a lot of time staring at baby Caitlin and getting all wet under the splash pad sprinklers. Aidan spent most of his time ignoring the ages 5-12 signs on the playstructure, climbing up the hard way to get to the slides.  He actually climbed most of it by himself but by the time I got my camera out Dianne decided some assistance would be prudent.


As soon as Elizabeth observed his superior climbing skills, she immediately decided she "needed" to try it as well. Aidan climbs the monkey bars? Elizabeth do it too. Aidan goes down the big slide? Elizabeth do it too. Aidan goes down the tall spiral slide? Well... I actively discouraged that one.  She has a rather sensitive tush when it comes to going down slides in direct sunlight and I had visions of her getting to the top and then deciding that it was too hot to actually slide.  Getting her down from the top via the stairs didn't look fun.


So I made her test the slide temperature at the bottom.  She was still stubbornly all set to go but thought better of it when she touched the metal rungs of the ladder with her bare feet.  "Too 'ot", she decided. 

On August 8, 2011 at 05:05 pm
Grandpa H said:
Well then Elizabeth, you should wear shoes... and something to protect your tush ;)

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