I keep forgetting to do the playground sweep before I set my boys loose to play. If we arrive to an empty playground I really need to do a quick look-around under the equipment, on top of the slides, in the woodchips, etc. No, I’m not a crazy paranoid mom, this is really a necessity.
Questionable items we have found at the playground:
Money (okay, so this is not a bad thing)
Yes, today I let the boys go and Big Brother came running back pretty quickly and calmly said, “Umm, Mom? I just woke that guy up.”
I looked up to see a man stagger away from the playground and head off down the street. I think he was perhaps sleeping in the shade under the platform? I’ve considered lying down under there myself on a warm day while the boys play.
But healthy, grown men do not sleep on playgrounds in the middle of the day. So this shook me a little bit. The boys were completely unaffected by this and played on. We’ll have a talk about it later, I’m sure.
Has something like this ever happened to you?