Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Park: Where to take your kids to have a not so good time...

Heading into the play area... Does this look like the face of fun?!?
This contraption was an *okay* time....
maybe cause it didn't spin, slide, wobble or bounce...
well lookey how tall I am! =0)
How about the swings...?

...not so much...
So we went back the next day to see if she would be more comfortable with the boys running around and doing all the fun things that a park offers...
like the swings....
& again, she hated them.
So Mommy tried to swing with her to get her in the groove...


& again I ask,
"Is this the face of a little girl that loves the park?"


as I was trying to put her down the slide, she found a fun bar to hang on to for dear life

so G did the slide with her over and over and she was *sort of* okay with that...
...but she really did not dig the free fall by herself...at all.

so Mommy held her hand as she went down over and over and we finally saw a smile!

Ems totally hated the spinning thing, can't blame her, I'd vomit if I sat in it and someone spun me.
We'll keep trying, but she just isn't into the whole park thing.

12 comments:

Brandi said...

Kalia doesn't much care for it either. We get a few more smiles each time we go, but still not lovin' it. We'll keep trying, too :)

Pink Velvet Mommy said...

Hayden hates the park!! She is mostly interested in the water fountain or any dogs that might happen to be there!! Maybe when they are older!! But she looked really cute:)

Lindsay said...

Hannah often has the same very serious face, even on the swings which she loves. In fact basically any time she experiences something new = the serious face is on her. She'll tell you she loves whatever it is, but zero expression on the face.

I like to think she is a deep thinker ;)

Wanda said...

Hmmm.....perhaps it'll be an acquired taste. You certainly put a great deal of effort into it.

~K said...

She's so dang cute... even when not loving a new activity!!!

Liz and Ava said...

Tracey, you mentioned seeing sensory concerns in a previous post...some kids with sensory issues can't tolerate spinning, swinging or anything that is vestibular in nature.
You will probably hear this when you see your NR practitioner.
Then again, it could just be that it's Em's first exposure...and therefor no smiles.
Please don't take offence...just thought I should share the sensory part of it.

t~ said...

Liz, I would never take offense. I appreciate all the BTDT advice. I did know that some a lot of what we saw at the park was sensory related. I wanted to double check that she just wasn't feeling 'off' without all her brothers. Sometimes she gets more into things when she sees them doing it first. That wasn't the case though. I'm really anxious for our NR appt next month to see what the professional says.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She may not like it, but she sure looks cute....smile or no smile!

Nick never liked the park and actually cried every time he even saw a swing.... Even today, he is not much of a thrillseeker and hates amusement parks.

melissa said...

My oldest little boy could never stand to swing or spin....or hear loud noises. To this day he refers to Hollister as "that really loud store". He does, however, love the park now that he is 9!

I have to ask...where did you get that sweater? It is adorable!

And don't feel too bad about the four day weekend! We are having one too with the added bonus of early dismissal W-F of this week!

t~ said...

Thanks Melissa, The top sweater is Express & the tank is from Banana Republic.

I despise 1/2 days of school, by the time I get them ready and out the door they are walking back in to tell me that the only watched a movie in class.

Two Kayaks said...

Perhaps in time she will come to like it a little more. We took our babies swimming for the first time last weekend. It was a disaster! Sigh...

Tawni said...

Yeah, we don't do parks. Ever. They freak me out. I can't get over the thought that there's a 'chester' hiding around every toy.