Friday night Hubs was out of town until late, so I decided that Tink and I would seize this rainy cold night by going out to eat someplace with an indoor playground. Dinner was nice even though she ate a toddler aka snails pace. We then moved on to the playground.
This was my first indoor playground experience. Tink turned 1 at the end of August and was barely walking. She hit her really active coordinated stride in the dead of winter. The first thing I noticed as I entered this strange land of nets, tunnels and crazy tiny people inhabitants, was the sheer lack of tall people, aka grown ups. There were seriously 10 kids in this playroom and not one single adult was in there. Granted the room is incased in glass so the parents were probably eyeballing them from the comfort of their booth, but I found it strange my first go round.
Within about 30 seconds of entering, I realized why the adults avoided this room like I avoid my front door when strangers come a knocking.
- The screeching…the god-awful ear bleeding screeching.
- The kid who was pushing 40 running around like a meth head trampling the small children in the “You must be 3 years old or younger to play here” area.
- The straight out of a horror movie creeper kid who latched on to me (the only adult in the room).
So the screeching comes with the territory. I can get past that. The kid working on pit hair running over little kids with a demented look on his face, had me thisclose to going totally Alec Baldwin on him and putting his punk tush in its place. I was distracted from my plotting against this maniac by the creeper.
Creeper was a little girl. I am guessing she was around 7 maybe 8. I am horrible at guessing kids ages. She might have been a 2 or 12 for all I know. Anyway, our interaction started by her eye-ing Tink and I with some Elmira found a kitty cat eagerness. She gave me the willies instantly. Things did not get better when she asked me “Are you going to have a baby?” Pardon the eff out of me? What did you just say to me little girl? I sharply said “no, this is my baby” as I gestured to Tink. She proceeded to clarify, assuming I was pregnant was not enough, she also obviously assumed I was slow on the uptake. ”Nooooo, I mean are you going to have a baby from herrrrrreeeee.” (Pointing to my stomach.) I shut it down and started avoiding eye contact with her. She proceeded to chase Tink around and try to pick her up. I shut this down as well. Then she comes up to me and says “I am going to play with YOU!” It felt like a threat.
She stated she wanted to play hot potato with me. I told her I had nothing to play with. She then said “you have a phone don’t you.” Seriously?!?!?! WTF Shut down times 3. Then she started in on my fashion choices for Tink.
“Does she even have a dress?”
“What about a skirt?”
“Do you go to church.”
About this time two things become clear.
- Pit Hair is her brother.
- They are in cahoots and working me to either
- steal my phone
- save my soul
This exhausting exchange was mine and Tink’s cue to call it a night.
All and all it was still a fun mommy/daughter date night and once she is old enough, I will start to watch her play from the safe zone outside the play area.
This weekend also brought to close another month. Here are my stats and pics.
Pounds lost this week: 2 lbs
Pounds lost so far: 94 lbs*
Current Weight: 238.5lbs
Inches Lost: 94.5 inches overall entire body (7 ft 8 inches!!!)
Decreased BMI: From 52 to 37.4
*94 lbs lost since June 1st – 111.5 lbs lost from heaviest
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