mix one toddler, one hungry baby, 87 degrees, and the park and you get my day of "why the heck did we leave the house again?" augustine decided to climb the big slide all by himself! and while im standing there beaming with pride at his courageous expression a line starts forming behind him and kids are getting pushy and the boy.will.not.move. instead he yells "i want mama!" which means he wants to go down the slide WITH me. he was totally unphased by the line of children behind him saying go! go dang it! (sidebar: while at the park i heard a little girl no more than 4 ask her mom "what the hell is that?" and the mom had no negative reaction. simply went on to explain what the hell it was i suppose. O___o) so picture me drenched in sweat because for some reason i took the kids to the void-of-trees-and-thus-shade park, holding a screaming baby, BEGGING my son to come down the slide. i picked the nicest looking mama in the group and asked her to hold olive for a second then i busted up the stairs every few seconds apologizing to kids along the way and eventually went down the slide with auggie on my lap.
then he got back in line.