Mama Miller Parenting

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Snapshots of Thanksgiving- Day 17

on November 17, 2012

Day 17:

After trying to keep E from climbing things all day I started to go stir crazy. Daddy worked a short shift but went to work on the “Old House”. I love staying with my kids but I was beginning to feel isolated and was getting truly tired of vacuuming constant messes. I finally decided we had to get away for a bit.

I took the kids to the park I used to go to as a kid. It was a little farther than our usual parks but worth it. The old rickety wooden play ground has been replaced with a newer metal/plastic play ground but the bike trails were still there. I have many fond memories of riding my bike, wading in the creek, and hiding secret notes for friends in that park.

*taking a moment to marinate in nostalgia*

I am so thankful for public parks and play areas. I am glad that kids can have a place to go be kids.

Here is E riding a chicken:

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E has no fear. She gladly climbed to the very tallest slide by herself. She makes me nervous and proud at the same time.

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K is much more cautious than E. I was surprised and excited when he decided to climb the rock wall. He fell once, but tried again.

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He also sat on a hanging tree branch.

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He collected “treasures” while we walked. He gathered leaves, acorns, and rocks in his fireman hat. He poured them out in his bin to show Daddy when we got home.

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My stellar parenting move of the day was leaving E’s shoes in the truck, which Daddy was driving. I decided E would be fine in socks on the play ground and could ride in the car wagon while we walked. When we got back to the car I realized she had been dragging her feet in the wagon and her socks looked like this:

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We are tough on socks.

I’m just glad that my kids are able to get dirty, run, fall, climb, try again, slide, swing, collect treasures, enjoy nature, and just be kids!

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One response to “Snapshots of Thanksgiving- Day 17

  1. oh! those little toes are so cute! poor thing, but I’m sure she didn’t feel a thing, too busy playing 🙂

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