Yesterday we had our first day that felt truly pleasant: Sunny and mid-60s, which naturally draws everyone outside. Benji and I went to the park, a natural urge on such a day, and met our next-door neighbors there. Their son, Jace, is about 3 months older than Benji, so when they have play dates, I get to see my future. We also have fun having somebody close to Benji’s age to play with right next door.
After exhausting the possibilities of the red wagon, we went to the play structure, where a number of other kids were already playing. This structure has a couple of slides, one straight and steep, the other spiraling down. The spiral slide was quite popular with most of the kids, a fact Benji didn’t fail to observe. Jace slid down screaming with excitement. I could see Benji watching and thinking, “There must be something to this slide thing,” so I slid with him down the straight steep slide. SCARY! CRYING! GAAAH!