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Sunday, August 24, 2008

The other day at the playground

Megan, don't let Malik watch -- the part where her foot gets caught in her dress will send him over the edge!

The funny thing is, when Alex was Greggie's age I wouldn't even let her climb that thing without holding on to her.  Second child?  Or do I just think she's more sure footed?  Or maybe I just generally trust "their" abilities more?  Alex was never clumsy and I don't think I'm generally any less protective of Greggie... Hmm....

4 comments:

Molly said...

Yeah, I'd be right there with her! But I really think it depends on the kid - I don't think that Adeline could pull it off that well....hmmmmmm maybe I should test her.

Marlyn said...

But then, Molly, Adeline is your first... I would never have let Alex even try. But I felt confident with Gregorie. I'm not sure if I think Greggie is different than Alex or if I'm a different me. I think the later...

lise-b said...

Nina could do that with her eyes closed at Greggie's age, but I bet Sophie won't be able to! I think at least part of it is the child - Nina was queen of the big-kid playground equipment early on - Sophie's just starting to go down the slide...

Molly said...

See, I don't think Adeline is all that coordinated with the playground equipment. She started going down the slide by herself about a month ago and in the past few weeks has become queen of the swing - it used to totally freak her out. Next time we go to the park I will encourage her over to one of those things and see what she can do!