Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fun at the Park

Today, I told the kids they had to get used to the 105 F (41 C) temperatures- because as far as I can tell, it won't be much better till October - so they headed out across the street to the park.  The playground area has a sandy base which is perfect if you have sand toys and water.  We had neither.  Next to the playground, however, is a school and in the school yard is a wonderful play area built on a more rubbery surface with a tent-like covering that stretches across the whole area.  The shaded area was perfect.  Until after they had taken a trip or two down the slide.  My nice, clean kids were now coated with a layer of desert dust the play equipment had acquired!

A couple of workers were in the school yard and came over with a hose offering to wash the play equipment down for us.  We readily agreed.  The fun began with toes testing the water as it flowed from the hose laying on the ground.  Then one of the workers picked up the hose and sprayed the roof over the slide and the water dispersed like rain.  Caitlynn and Ben raced up the steps to catch the spray as is came down.  Soon the workers were aiming the hose directly at the kids who squealed in delight.  Of course the slides had to be washed too, and what better way to do it than with a couple of kids zooming down while the workers aimed the hose straight down the slide!  (I could be mistaken, but I think the workers were having just as much fun as the kids!)

Perhaps it's not too hot to play outside.  If you're in the shade.  In a park. And happen to have some fun-loving  workers with a water hose nearby!

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