My mother-in-law has a nice swing set in her backyard, and when we were over there a couple weeks back, I let Jillian try swinging on a "big girl" swing. She did amazingly well!
What does that have to do with today's post, you ask? Good. Well, I'll tell you. Today we babysat at Nicholas' house and there's a playground in the neighborhood. After his morning nap, we loaded up in the stroller and journeyed over. There were two "baby" swings and two "big kid" swings. When we arrived there was a girl (I say girl here, not toddler) in one of the "baby" swings. She was there with her, I assumed, grandfather. She was at least three feet tall and spoke quite well in complete sentences. Now, I'm no great judge of age, but I was thinking that she was probably big enough to be on the "big kid" swings. Actually, too big for the "baby" swing. But, whatever. I put Nicholas in the available baby swing and put Jillian on one of the big kid swings. Of course, this made pushing them both a bit more difficult, but again, whatever.
As you can see, Jilly loved the big kid swing.
Even after falling off the swing twice (and the guardian of the girl not even thinking to offer my small toddler the other baby swing), she still loved it, dirty knees and all!
So that was today's adventure at the playground. Thank you, other guardian, for being ever so considerate of my little child. At least SHE doesn't act like a baby!
In a completely unrelated note, Tara over at Keeping Up With The Kellys is having a great toy giveaway sponsored by AllChildrensFurniture.com, who carries everything from kids chairs to toys! The giveaway ends at 12pm (noon) EST on September 2nd!
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