Sunday, January 25, 2009

Park Moms


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.

11 comments:

Amy said...

Amen sister. And you could add that these are the same type of moms who FREAK OUT if their kid gets a teensy tiny scratch. Let the kid play already!

leah said...

so so so TRUE! I don't ever have snacks or toys for Jack. I don't think that far ahead. I can totally relate.

Cindy L. said...

Oh my gosh Holly! I am laughing my head off! I love your profile picture. I just noticed it on Amy Leavitt's blog. So funny

Cindy L. said...

Okay so now I'm rolling because I just read your post! You are hilarious! You totally made my day. :)

Julianne said...

Come on Holly, can't you keep up?! :) Looks like your family is doing great! Love reading about them...

ericareynolds said...

What do you have against vegetable trays? Seriously. ;)

Lindsey Fox said...

too funny!

J L and girls said...

I hate those moms, they suck! Lucky that Lennon gets water...when we take the girls to play in the water at the park I like to just assume that they will also drink it. Oh well! Hey, atleast they get to go to a park with water!

VEGETABLE TRAYS? GET A LIFE! YOU'RE AT THE PARK DIVAS.

Alana said...

So funny. There are women like that who teach YW with me... No less than 7 handouts, and two treats. It's rough.

Ron said...

Why don't you creat a third type of park Mom. The Super Sheriff Park Mom, who doesn't take any guff from the high brow super park moms, but just shows them the door, if they misbehave!

The Johnston's said...

Hi! I found your blog on Leah's! I was dying laughing when I read this! I just went to the park this morning and my daughter was grabbing everyone elses toys! Woops! :) Thanks for making me feel better about things!

Gina