Saturday, November 20, 2010

Coaster Nate

This video isn't from this weekend, but I hadn't had a chance to share it yet.

There's a playground a couple of blocks from our house that is officially called Beverley Park, but everyone refers to it as "The Pit." It's actually in the location of an old gravel pit, and it's terrific because the sides slope up all around it, making it really easy for parents to keep an eye on their kids. It has all of the standard playground equipment--swings, sandbox, climbing areas, slides--but it also has something kind of unusual. There's a big cement pad where parents leave trikes and ride-on toys that their kids are no longer using. The toys will disappear once they are broken or otherwise unusable, and new (well, new to the playground) toys will appear in their place.

Several weeks ago, one of these roller coasters appeared. It has been the toy for all of the kids ever since then, but I'd always been afraid to put Nate on it. Of course, the first time David saw the thing, all he wanted to do was let Nate try it out. So we did, and of course Nate loved it.

Here's the video evidence.