The playground has officially been renamed: Beatdown.
For whatever reason, Alex thinks “playground” should be pronounced “beatdown.”
So, I share with you pictures of our trip to the beatdown yesterday afternoon.
I’m not sure how obvious it is that Alex doesn’t really play at playgrounds.
He walks around. He runs around. He climbs up and down hills, up and down stairs. He watches the older kids with fascination, often finding a crush among one of the girls. He follows his crush around. He walks back and forth through the tunnels. He eats.
Every once in a while he will go down a slide or, you know, actually play.
And I swear the kid does smile. He just no longer smiles for the camera. Or if he is smiling and I think I’m quick enough to catch that adorable smile? He moves his head back and forth really fast to make sure the picture is blurry.