Saturday, January 3, 2009

More Logistics

I'm completely flummoxed. There must be lots of triplet (or more) moms who take the wee ones to the playground either: by themselves, or with one other adult. I had the three at a playground this fall by myself and they scattered like dry leaves in the wind. We lasted about 30 minutes.

Last weekend John and I took all four to one of our favorite playgrounds and our friend, Fooz, came along to help. I can't imagine how it would have worked with one less non-child to keep a small body from wandering off and, right now, I don't want to try. I am a huge fan of taking kids to playgrounds and parks to run the stink off them; it makes my life so much easier when they are happy and worn out and I had Ainsley there several times/week until I was crazy-preggers with the trips.

John put it best when he said we needed a Border Collie to herd the kids when we're in an open area.


Mary said...

Do they have any fenced in playgrounds? There are only 1 or 2 here where we are, but I know some places have them. Then at least they couldn't get too far....

I'm sure as they get older, they'll be easier to contain.

Kitty Laird said...

It's also equally a matter of who has escaped and is:
1. walking in front of the swings
2. falling off a ladder
3. falling off the climbing walls
4. etc.
There are a couple playgrounds I like that are mostly fenced, but I'm also a total neurotic about turning my back on them and losing sight for a bit and some wacko taking one.
Like you said, it won't be too long before we can go by ourselves.