I’m such a rube. I keep thinking children enjoy toys, but they don’t really. They like simple things than can act as springboards for their imagination. I was the same way as a kid. In fact, I’m the same way now. This weekend we bought various diversions and toys on a trip to the park but what was the most fun? How about some pink paper plates?
The play equipment in the background was okay, but the giant eucalyptus was much more intriguing. And nothing beats bare feet when it comes to tree climbing.
But wait, you must be curious about the pink face paint? Kitty stripes, painted on by a friend with marker. Maybe you can’t see the leopard dots on her arms and hands, but trust me, they were there in full washable-marker-goodness. So the next time you’re going to a park with a three-year old, just bring some paper plates, markers, and a hundred-year old eucalyptus.