There are two kinds of moms at the park.
1. There's the mom who brings their child to the park with a sippy cup of water and MAYBE a snack. On a good day.
2. Then there's Super Park Mom who shows up with two huge environmentally-friendly Trader Joe bags full of goodies....vegetable trays, sidewalk chalk, sand toys, balls of every shape and size, organic crackers, juice, extra shoes, etc...they're also dragging cool tricycles, cars, and other transportation devices for kids.
I hate those moms.
Those moms make moms like me miserable at the park. I show up with Lennon, thinking he should be happy to be outside...and I spend an hour chasing him while he tries to steal chalk, eat from a vegetable tray, ride tricycles that aren't his, dig up sand and wear other kids' shoes.
Here's the worst part -- when those moms don't want to share. Listen, I didn't come to the park to steal your stuff or eat your food. But can he please, please, PLEASE just ride this stupid pink tricycle for five minutes? And maybe use this bucket in the sand? I swear I'll buy one soon. A lot of Super Park Moms seem to think that Crappy Park Moms should've thought of that before they came to play. They look at me like, "Where's YOUR vegetable tray?"
I have to screen parks now before we commit...are there other toys? Did they bring balls? Is there food? If so, we move on.