The last few times I’ve taken my kids to school playgrounds, we’ve been all alone. Luckily, my kids love coming up with games and fun-times all on their own. It’s a win-win for everyone: They have a playmate who thinks making fart noises before going down the slide is a laugh riot, and I get to sit down and work on my lethargy degree. (Truth be told, I do quite a bit of hide-and-seeking myself. But I do appreciate the breaks that the sibling thing provides.)
On our recent vacation, we listened to Free to Be You and Me in the car many, many times. And Brothers and Sisters was one of the most requested songs. The kids sing along to it, and it makes me so happy. And then they start scratching and kicking each other, and I’m less happy. It’s a trade-off, just like everything in parenting. And life.
Fast forward to 2:28 for the song! (Option link doesn’t seem to be working.)