Even though it's been 100 degrees here for the last two thousand days, this morning managed to hover around 75 for a little while. So, at 8 am, Cara and I made our way to only the most awesome, fenced-in, toddler-friendly park ever. And we learned a few things.
Life Lesson #1: Find your courage. Because, although the big slide seems scary from way up at the top, it's actually really fun.
Life Lesson #2: You will take a tumble or two. You will trip over your toes when you run full speed, and you will fall down the side-of-the-mountain-step-thing, but it will be okay. Refer to life lesson #1 and try again. (Which she did. When she got to the top of the side-of-the-mountain-step-thing, she pumped her fists in the air and shouted "BIG GIRL." H-yeah!)
Life Lesson #3: You will have to share, even when you don't want to. No, I'm afraid the entire playground isn't Cara's. Even though we had it to ourselves for almost an hour, if someone else wants to play on the steps, you can't run over screaming "Cara's steps!" Besides, it's way more fun to have a little buddy to play with.
Life Lesson #4: When you get home, mommy will accidentally doze off on the couch while you watch Sesame Street. Don't take advantage of the situation. Oops. My bad.