The playground was actually well lit, and there were people at the lake fishing, walking, etc. I felt safe...so we got out of the car. He had the entire playrground to himself. He was apprehensive at first, but once he realized this place was ALL his...oh the fun.this.child.had! He kept giggling in a way that made me giggle. He smiled from ear to ear. It was a really cool moment if I do say so myself. I only realized this after I got over the looks I was getting from all of the adults at the park that is...ha ha!
On the ride home...after we stalked some fire trucks for a little bit...we headed home. I asked him if he realized that this was a special once in awhile treat and that we could not do this all the time...he said he understood. I followed that by telling him that I think I might just be the craziest mother in the entire planet for taking my 4 year old to the playground at 9pm at night! He also agreed with that statement! Stinker!
I loved that we could create a fun memory that night. That is something he will probably never forget for the rest of his life! Was this totally insane? Possibly. Will he get to do it often? Probably not. Will he ever forget it? Doubt it.
Make special memories with your babies, time is too precious to give up on ALL crazy ideas...