Thursday, May 24, 2012

Our first, last and only playscape. Ever.

So I broke down on the first of May and bought the kids a playscape. I looked on Craigslist for two months and never could get to any of the free or cheap ones in time. So I did the next best thing and bought one from WalMart.

I'm too cheap to pay for shipping so I had it shipped to the store for free. It came in last Saturday and Mike and I loaded up the kids to pick it up. Ya'll. The box was huge. It was too heavy to put on top of our Jeep which was our plan. So, instead we had to take out Jake's car seat and put it in the back of the Jeep. About a third of it still hung out the back of the car.

And since Jake's car seat was no longer installed in the proper place we had to hide him on the floor board. Yes, we did. I was going to just let him ride on my lap in the front seat with me for the short trip home. But then we noticed this couple in the WalMart parking lot giving us the stink eye when they saw what we were up to. So we made Jake hide on the floor board. So the cops that this couple was calling to come get us wouldn't see him. Parents of the year. Remember when you could ride in the floor board as a child and it wasn't a big deal??

Anyway, my sweet hubby and I started trying to put this thing together Friday morning. It is a beast. I thought I was doing a good job being Mike's helper. But then the next day he brought a friend home from work with him to help him build. It seems I had been replaced.

Four days later it was built. Luckily, my mom and dad are here visiting right now because Jake just graduated from PreK. My daddy was able to step up and be the playscape builder helper that I could only aspire to be. It is finished.

1 comment:

  1. In my defense, I "replaced" her because it's really hard for her to be a good helper with two kids demanding her attention...