We live on a street with lots of kids. Each house has something else to add to the chaos and joy of summer. Slides, bouncy castles, sandboxes and now we have the swing set. It took two weekends for Matthew to build it. These kits come in a million pieces!
After the end of day one Matthew had gotten this far. Pretty impressive with a toddler in tow and three households of kids begging to know when it would be done.
Lillian was obsessed with it from the start. She grasped very quickly what we were doing and in true toddler fashion got right in the thick of it. Matthew would give her a bolt and she would whack it on the wood frame saying,
“fix! Ellian, fix! Boken! Fix!”
|Daddy and his helper|
Matthew put the finishing touches on it the second weekend while she was tucked away in bed. It was far too late for her to see it but she was elated when she woke in the morning. It was Christmas and her birthday combined as she demanded to go straight outside to play “park” even before breakfast. We went right outside, jammies and all. She adores her park.
|A Toddler’s Dream and ours|
I know it will never be lost on me how fortunate we are to have what we do. And not the park but the girl to build it for and the joy she brings our life each and every day.