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Sitting In The Car While Kids Play At The Park - No More Judging!

I went to the park and noticed that a lady was sitting in the car on a nice day while her little girls played.  At first I was like, "How lame is that?!?".

Then I realized that
A: It wasn't lame at all, her kids were getting the small amount of freedom legally allowed at the park these days.
B: Even if it was lame, maybe she was getting a much needed break, while her girls got to be physically active and have fun.

I actually intentionally ignore the children at the park now, they are much more daring and at the same time much more careful when they don't think I am watching (I am watching).  Yes, I brought them home wet and covered in dirt yesterday, but they had a lot of fun, and if I had thought to bring a book I could have got a lot of reading done in the 2 hours we were there.  (Side note: I don't think kids understand what "Look Mommy!" means.  They do not appear to be satisfied with you simply doing as they requested and looking at what they are doing.  I think what they should say is "Look and give me praise for what I am doing Mommy!", because that seems to be what they want...)


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