Park Playdate with a Surprise!

Just when we moms thought the weather was finally cooling off enough for a park play date…  Mother Nature laughed at us.  I’m so over 90-degree weather.

Last Friday, some of my mom friends and I got together and took 7 children to the park for lunch and a play date.  Luckily there was some shade to be had thanks to a bunch of mature trees but it was still pretty stifling outside.  I should be used to Florida’s one-season-climate but some relief every once in a while would be nice.

The kids didn’t seem to mind the heat.  They raced around shouting and chasing one another.  It was a nice afternoon.  Until one of the boys found a used condom in the gazebo!  I was the first one to see him dangling it in his little hand and immediately gasped in horror.  Probably not the best reaction but GROSS!!!!  Visions of nastiness came to my mind.  I shuddered.

The boy’s mom was so calm about it.  She told him to put down the dirty balloon.  Then she told him that it was used for medical purposed and that he needed to used hand sanitizer ASAP.  I was two steps ahead of her and immediately produced the “magic soap” (what the preschool calls hand sanitizer).   We made every single child wash their hands.

Needless to say, it was time to pack it in after that…  I doubt we’ll be going back to that park any time soon.