Thursday, August 27, 2009

"fings and sides"

as hazel says, or in english swings and slides :) so far today, we have had a girls day. i was getting stir crazy after all the packing i've been doing, so we first went to small threads for kids, our local consignment store we love. hazel wanted to play at the train table, so while she did that i browsed the fall clothing options. hazel doesn't need much, but she's so tall - and growing taller by the minute - i started looking in the 3T section. when i found a cute pair of pants, they seemed short, so i held them up to hazel, and yup - they certianly were, as were all the rest of the 3T options! I ended up buying her 4T size leggings! she's 2 years old people! aye-yi-yi!

then, after hazel was finished taking her baby doll and testing out all the excersaucers and baby swings, we went to the park. at the park we went to, there are 2 swings, and when we arrived, there were 2 moms pushing their 2 toddlers in the 2 swings. alright, fair enough. but hazel really loves a swing, so she went up to the moms and very politely said, "my fing, please." the mom's didn't even acknowledge her, so i said to her, "these kids are taking their turns on the swings, when their turn is over, it will be your turn and you can go on the swings." she said okay, and we went to play on the slides.

10, 15, and 20 minutes later, hazel went over to the swings again, and each time politely asked, "my fing, please?" and the mom's still ignored her (while in the meantime their kids riding in the swings looked comatose). so each time i said (louder and louder so the mom's were certian to hear), "it's not your turn yet honey, when their mom's decide their turn is up, you will get to swing."

15 minutes later (this means, total we had been waiting for a turn for 35 minutes!) the mom's packed up to leave the park, and hazel got her turn. but no sooner had she been swinging 3 minutes, did a family with 2 boys come and want to swing. so when the older boy asked hazel for a turn, we did the polite thing, took 10 more counted pushes, and our turn was up. sigh. hazel was a good sport though, she was so polite and friendly during the whole park experience.

so we left the park, got sandwiches and soup for lunch and picnic-ed in the backyard before naptime. after she wakes up, i think we might go for a dip in the pool..... for the most part, really fun morning :)

1 comment:

Rachel said...

wow. most 4t pants still fall off of layla. dresses w/ leggings are usually her best option.