How often do you take your toddler to the park? Is that even an option if you’re by yourself during the day? I felt like I was the park pro last summer. We got into the daily routine of going to the park- at 15 months my little guys were still getting the hang of walking and not quite running around so fast. I had to do a lot running around to keep them from headed to the parking lot and down to the lunch tables. But, I was able to do it and got us out of the house for the day.
Well as the munchkins quickly began to get the hang of walking and running I realized that I was not longer the pro at going solo to the park with two little ones. So park days became a mom, dad and boys outing- which is way more fun and easier in my opinion.
Well fast forward to today, the boys are a lot better at listening and following directions. Now they’re still 2 so it sometimes takes me 5 or 6 times saying the same thing over and over but they do understand and they eventually listen and do what I ask. So in the last 2 weeks I thought I’d give it another try with the boys at the park with just me- no dad backup. You know what? It went great!
Like I said they listen better and so when I say “Dylan, come here!” I actually get a right response.
They boys have never really shown interest in climbing the playground equipment until last week. Dylan is a climbing machine at home and I knew it would only take one visit to the park for him to realize that he could put his mad skills to the test at the park.
Here’s the scary part , the other day both the boys were up on the playground structure at the same time and I nearly had a heart attack because they were both so close to falling out a few times. Just when I think I’m back in the park groove and have a handle on things the boys decide to get more daring.
How do you handle two 2-year olds climbing on the playground without one of them getting hurt?
I need to find me a park buddy- most definitely!
Leaving the park is the most traumatic time for Caden….he has a lovely 2 year old fit when it’s time to go. He starts bucking his body and tries to get out of being strapped into the stroller. Luckily his brother has been more compliant when leaving. Oh the joys of taking toddlers to the park!