It's a nice day today so I decided to take the 2 younger boys for a picnic at a local playground. We prepared for the picnic in the morning - we went to the grocery store and bought some picnic foods and we packed up our lunch.
Late in the morning we headed out. I was disappointed because the sky looked and felt like rain, but we soldiered on to the playground. When we arrived at the playground I was even more disappointed - the normally quiet playground was teeming with children. We found out a couple of minutes later that a school was having it's school picnic at that particular playground. The children were a bit older than mine, and this made it difficult for my kids to safely play.
I followed Baby Boy around the playground keeping him out of harm's path for about an hour before we ate. Due to the overcrowding by the school kids and their teachers (each teacher seemed to require an entire table to sit and text on a mobile phone), all of the picnic tables were taken, so we sat on our picnic blanket while the kids gobbled their food. Then they played for a few more minutes before we headed home. The sun came out as soon as we started toward home. We didn't get rained on.
The kids on the playground were typical children in some ways - fairly self interested and not really looking out for others. I was surprised, though, at how unfit they appeared physically. A large portion of the children looked overweight and many of them were constantly stopping to catch their breath during their playtime.