My Mom got plenty of time on Saturday to play with and entertain her granddaughter but that didn't stop her from getting up early to spend more time with her the next day. Our little spitfire is currently in a very demanding stage. She likes to tell you what book to read, what shoes you should wear and most importantly, where you should sit. She likes to grab you by the hand, drag you to where she wants you to sit (normally the most uncomfortable spot in the house) and then points at the floor or the chair. More often than not, it's the floor. We go with it. Thankfully this time, Mom got to sit in a real chair.
Once everyone was up and moving, we drove down to Pullen Park. We have been trying to foster a love for vehicles recently and thought she would get a kick out of riding the train around the park. Apparently toddlers have other ideas. I've learned my lesson. Do the free things, you'll only regret doing the pay things at this age. The park has a bunch of playgrounds for different aged kids and some pay-per-play items like riding the train, riding the carousel and doing paddle boats. She spent an hour and half laughing and carrying on when she was playing on the free playground. She kicked and bucked and cried when we tried to get her to enjoy the train ride. She didn't like the carousel ride much either. Oh well. Maybe next time, when she's 3.
Finally, we have a happy child, once we let her off of the train...and onto the slide.
So much fun!!
Definitely happier when food is involved. A girl's gotta eat every 2 hours.
And feeding Gram and Gramps B is just the greatest thing ever.
And then we adults thought going on the carousel would be a good idea. Ooops.
So, then we went home and took a long nap. Lesson learned. It's all fun and games until you want your toddler to do something you paid for. Don't pay. Just play with free stuff. It's MUCH better. Promise.