Monday, October 03, 2005

Suess on the Loose

Saturday morning I took the toddlers to the park. There was quite a crowd, and I am guessing that is because it was only 88-- degrees instead of the normal balmy 100. There is a beautiful lake, gazebo, walk and bike paths, lots of picnic tables, and a great play area.

Pink Ninja, in her typical Pink Ninja fashion heads straight for the "big kid area", and started making her way up the various platforms to the "tornado slide". No fear about her, she doesn't stop to say a word to the "big kids", at 22 months she knows exactly what she wants. She doesn't care if there is some straggler in the tube, holding things up intentionaly, she just barrels down kicking them with her feet until they move. She cannot go fast enough, and her 22 month old legs are moving so fast, they are getting the best of her at times. Her blonde wisps of hair look like dandelion fluff being blown.

Dash is climbing and watching the children fly out of the bottem of the tube. He has had a love/hate relationship with this slide. He wouldn't go down it forever....I am not sure why. He would stand at the top and watch the children disappear, only to reappear. When I would climb up and ask him if he would like to go down, he would escort me off of the platform or cry. When Dash was about 2 1/2. I put him on my lap, and we went down. He loved it, and for about 4 months it was his favorite amusement at the park. Then one day we went to the park , and he was terrified of the darn thing.

So Saturday I watch him climb up the platform, and he is smiling. He gets to the top and he announces...

"Hello folks, I am Slyvester McMonkey McBean, and this is my star off machine. This wondrous contraption will take off your stars, so you won't look like Sneetches who have them on thars. For just 10$ each, I will make you look like the best Sneetch on the Beach!"

None of the parents or children understood, my little mans reference. Which is too bad, it was funny, and showed a great deal of imagination for a 3 1/2 year old.

The best part, he went through his star off machine about 20 times.........

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