Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Parking It.

Sister & Brother - like Peas & Carrots (for the moment)
October gave a party;The leaves by hundreds came -The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,And leaves of every name.The Sunshine spread a carpet,And everything was grand,Miss Weather led the dancing,Professor Wind the band.~George Cooper, "October's Party"
Ben getting stuck in something he can't get his way out of.
A Monkey On the Monkey Bars!
A pause in the play as Isabelle decides her next move.
And finally...a very upset little boy. Why do you ask? Because, Benjamin was quite distraught over discovering that the Merry-Go-Round was CLOSED! How dare they? Empty. Gate locked. No music. No movement. No rides. This was a very traumatic experience. Ben ran around looking for an opening inside, only to discover that there was no way in. Then his little fingers grasped around the fence links. He rattled the closure and wailed a distressed cry of saddness and disappointment...and disbelief...throw some rage in there as well. I had to pry him away from the scene and redirect his thoughts to something else...perhaps the sand buckets...yes - they will do...they are no amusement horse ride, but they will serve as some kind of distraction from this current woe.
This last Saturday, the kids and I had some alone time (as Noah was Chopping Wood) so, we stopped by the park for a lovely little outing. It is nothing but smiling faces and excitement as we enter the park. It is always hard to leave the park. On this day, I lead them away like puppies, dangling a treat (cheese and pretzel Combos) in front of their noses....it worked swimingly. We were able to make a quiet and clear exit from the park. We were completly out of there before they even realized that they were tricked. Hey - a Trick and a Treat! (lame, I know).

1 comment:

Emily said...

Poor Ben! :)