A park is a wonderful place for a child and also a good place for moms to meet and visit while the kids play. When I was a child we would ride our bikes to one about half a mile away. I always loved the swings, because they could go higher than my swing set at home. The #5MFW word for Day 21 is:
Years later when my husband and I only had our first two children we moved to a neighborhood in Plainfield, NJ. Our lot was bigger than some and had a large backyard. [bctt tweet=”There was not a park we could walk to so my husband built some playground equipment out back.” username=”GaylWright”]There were swings, a slide, a platform and later a seesaw.
Our girls, ages 3 and 5 loved it. They weren’t the only ones. Practically all the neighborhood kids came to play. I overheard one of them saying to another, “Let’s go to the playground!” It was like we had our very own park.
Where I Am Now in My Quest for a Healthier Life
This is Day 21 of my 31 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle series. So far I’ve been able to write every day which I consider quite a feat. My exercise has dropped off a little this week and I don’t have any weight loss to report.[bctt tweet=” I might be a little discouraged about that, but I’m going to give myself plenty of grace. ” username=”GaylWright”]This week I spent time away from home. It’s always hard to keep up routines and eating habits when you’re not in your familiar place.
Next week is the last week of #write31days. My plan is to begin again a habit of making menus, and to get back on track with exercise. This may prove to be a little difficult as my husband and I are going out of town later in the week.[bctt tweet=” I make no promises except that I will try, but there is always grace.” username=”GaylWright”]
What about you? Do you have any memories of a park either when you were young or with kids? I’d love to hear. Please share in the comments if you like!
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