I really miss my kids being young. The stuff we used to do was great. Stuff, as teens, we just don’t do anymore.

There is a children’s park in the town we live in that is so cool for little kids. There are huge metal things to climb on, slide on, swing on and hang on. There are big dirt diggers - what do kids like to do more than dig in the dirt - and an automated bubble maker.

Best of all is a “dancing” water fountain. My kids used to love going to the park in their bathing suits, sometimes just regular play clothes, and jump in the jets of water that shot out of a blue dolphin.

lilspring-breakers2.jpgThere are two shopping centers near my office that have similar play areas. Sometimes I will take a lunch and go there just to watch the young mothers and their children play. The delight, the exuberance, the unbridled joy these kids and moms are having playing together is contagious. You can’t help but come away in a good mood.

Can’t do that with my kids now. Bringing a high school kid to play in a fountain would probably be frowned on, and most likely get the attention of the local law enforcment agency. Of course, as a high school kid having your mom join you and your friends at the beach is seriously uncool too.

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Comment by Tara R. on September 27, 2007 at 10:40am
Mine are 14 and 18... they went from 4 and 8 overnight. Sometimes its hard to remember where all that time went.
Comment by Mom Bloggers Club on September 27, 2007 at 10:37am
My little ones are 9 and 6. I really miss those baby years. I miss breastfeeding and I miss that distinct baby smell. Kids grow up so quickly. It's sad, but it is great to see them turn into little people.

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