Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Playground Rules

1. Check clothes for remnants of breakfast, diapers, or spittle before leaving.

2. Have snacks and beverages for all family members.

3. Don't just stare at other people, say hi.

4. If they smile at you, smile back. Don't be shy.

5. Ask how old their children are. Even if their child seems to have zero manners.

6. Try not to spew word vomit everywhere because you haven't talked to another adult in...forever.

7. Do your best not to be a helicopter parent. Let the child explore. He probably won't break an arm.

8. Leave before the siren goes off at 10:17am. Or cover their ears and wipe their tears afterward.

9. Stand firm when the big one starts to scream as you leave. It'll be OK. Tell him he can watch Elmo when he gets home (insert any tv show/movie of your choosing).

10. The most important. Have fun. These years will go by too fast and they'll be wanting to hang out with their friends (without you).

...wait, were these supposed to be rules for the kids? oops.

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EmmaP said...

hahaha! way fun! these really should be posted at every park!

Alicia said...

hahaa! i love the list!! and i'm so with you on #9....amen sister!

Stina said...

great rules for the playground. i am also with you on #9. i am queen of the tv/dvd bribes. take care.

Mama Kat said...

A "helicopter" parent! Ha...I love that. Very nice set of rules indeed! :)

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