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Moms Know What They’re Talking About

I had the pleasure of meeting up with a new friend yesterday. We met at Wolf Camera and then went over to the mall where Sara got to check out the playground and play in the little stream. I had to put an end to that when someone added a whole bunch of chlorine to the stream, so we went to the fountain. Sara of course had to climb on top and run around the fountain, getting faster and faster and faster. She was making me really nervous because she was getting awfully close to the water. You can’t see to the bottom because the water is murky, they have plants and fish in that fountain, and I know there is some kind of grate at the bottom for the plants to attach to…. probably the perfect size for a little kid to get their foot stuck. I finally told her to get down, which she wasn’t too happy about. We walked back along the stream and my friend and I took pictures. Sara was having fun running, jumping, hopping, skipping but she knew she wasn’t allowed back in the water. Next thing I know, my friend is pointing out a dripping wet Sara on the other side of the stream. She fell in!!!! All those times I tell her to stop climbing, jumping, running, and to slow down… but she insisted on learning the hard way. Of course I had to shove the camera in her face, but she was so embarrassed that she turned away (like that’s going to stop me!) but then I got her to turn around after all.  Unfortunately Sara’s little swim meant that my friend and I had to cut our get-together short so I could take Sara home. It was warm out, but it was windy and she was getting cold.

Next time, I’m packing a change of clothes!

10 responses

  1. doreen3boys

    LOL………she was in pretty deep!! And she does look chilly in the last pic, lol!! Who knew you needed to bring a change of clothes for a 5 year old, huh? Is this the 1st time you got together with your new friend? Hopefully, she has kids and understands. How lucky you are to have made a friend that takes pictures, I’m crazy jealous!!

    And you, mom’s do know what they’re talking about, lol!

    31. May, 2008 at 07:20

  2. The water isn’t that deep, thankfully. In most places it doesn’t even go up to her knees (like in the first pic).
    Yes, this was te first time we got together. She’s one of my flickr contacts and lives right here in town 🙂 She does have a 9-year-old daughter.

    31. May, 2008 at 07:30

  3. plainmama

    I took the boys to Naperville’s Riverwalk the other day (working on some pics from that trip) and was having the same fears. They would get so close to the edge and it just made me cringe. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

    How cool that you met a flickr contact! I’m super jealous too!

    31. May, 2008 at 08:03

  4. Anjeanette

    Fun! I want to get to know more local photographers. Sorry about the wet Sara though. Silly kids.

    31. May, 2008 at 09:43

  5. edmundoandmelanie

    hehehe she’s so much fun!!!!!

    31. May, 2008 at 09:44

  6. Ha, Melanie!! You need to borrow her for a while and then tell me if you still think that. LOL
    She can get your kids into all kinds of trouble 😉 There’s never a dull moment with her, that’s for sure.

    31. May, 2008 at 09:47

  7. dalia

    Am I the only one who doesn’t know who the mystery friend is????
    Glad you had fun…at least until Sara fell in…LOL

    2. June, 2008 at 11:37

  8. Dalia, I don’t think anyone knows who this mystery friend is. I was waiting for her to come out of lurkdom. (Hint, hint!)

    2. June, 2008 at 11:40

  9. LOL. I’m the mystery friend!

    I guess my time in lurkdom has officially ended :). I had a great time at the mall and Sara is the sweetest. I look forward to meeting again soon.

    2. June, 2008 at 22:29

  10. So glad you came out of hiding 😉
    Yes, we need to get together again soon… maybe somewhere air conditioned! LOL

    3. June, 2008 at 04:59

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