Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Death Trap?!

So I'm curious are merry-go-rounds still considered a death trap or at least a hazard for our children. I have been to two parks in the last month or so that still have merry-go-rounds. It was surprising the first time I saw one again. I guess they have not become extinct after all. I'm sure they are gone from all schools though.
After watching the kids try to spin it and get on and then dog pile when someone slipped I do think they are more of a death trap waiting to happen. It's a happy way to go right?!

Here they are spinning it - the girls (Sandra and her friend Sierra) getting a nice ride.

The big dog pile! I'm not sure who started it, but Grant is in the navy, Talmage in orange, and their friend Dallin in red.

Mhari is old enough to really love parks too. She can climb the stairs and go down the slides! This kept her busy for some time.

She's growing up so fast. She also really loved the baby swings. She didn't want to get out when I was done pushing her. I think she sat there for 10 minutes one time not swinging, but not wanting down. It's fun to see the little ones start to develop their own personality and stubbornness :).


Mother of 4, Caregiver of 10 said...

My kids love the merry-go-round. They have had countless injuries onthem, but I don't have the heart to tell them they can't ride it though. It freaks my husband out, he hates them.

A Tale of Two said...

I can remember being stuck under a merry go round at recess once...seems like I was also trampled a few times. Definately death traps.

luvmykids said...

I love this park!Merry-Go-Rounds are scary!

Alli said...

You've got to have a certain amount of coordination when riding a merry-go-round or else you will be badly injured, but it's all good times. Survival of the fittest baby!

The Gee Six said...

We went to Trinity Park a few weeks ago, and my kids played on nothing but the merry-go-rounds. Of course, Emily nearly ripped her arm out of the socket, but it was all in good fun, right?

clicker59 said...

Oh yes this reminds me of my own childhood