I was so excited to visit the new Largo Central Playground. I have been waiting and waiting for it to open up. Well, it finally did open this past weekend but Mommy said we would go when there were less crowds. I loved all the new climbing structures and play equipment. I was still very fond of the sand digging area. I think I could have dug all day… until I saw THIS!
A MERRY-GO-ROUND! Just what I need to stimulate my vestibular system. I would just sit in the middle and spin spin spin! Here I am in the yellow shirt as I was hopping back on and trying to make my way back to the center. I was brave and fearless! Spinning is my thing!
The kids all took turns pushing, even I took a turn (actually several since I was on the thing for over 45 min!).
When it was my turn to push I got up quickly and ran and pushed as hard as I could. A big kid (probably 13?) came over and started to push as well. Unfortunately, he ran and pushed a LOT better than I did! Suddenly, I went FLYING while still holding on! It was pretty impressive. I let go and went tumbling along the soft astroturf ground. Mommy said she hasn’t seen a smile so big on my face in a while!
There were lots of parents standing around complaining that it was too dangerous. Maybe this is why so many kids are obese. You didn’t see the obese kids on the merry-go-round! They were being helicoptered by their moms while drinking sugary drinks and avoiding anything that could endanger them! Of which, Mommy overheard one Mom tell her son (probably 8) that he shouldn’t play in the sandbox because he could get worms. Mommy just giggled and pictured the spinning helicopter blades on the other mom.