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Too old to go in the swings??
February 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I was at the park yesterday with my kids. I will admit to being a big kid, so when I saw an open swing I snagged it,lol. So here I am swinging and having fun with the kids when this lady walks up with her kid.

Now before I get a chance to slow down or say anything, she gives me a dirty look and asks, "Aren't you a little old to be on the swings? All of my good will evaporated right on the spot. I responded "Nope, are you?" She said, "Yes I am." "The swings are for children, not adults." Me with a smile "Well I guess we'll have to disagree." Then, "Would your daughter like a turn?" "I'm getting off right now." I hopped off and promptly climbed the slide to play with my kids while she looked at me like I had three heads,lol.

How old is too old to play on the swings?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 1% - Once you're an adult you need to leave the swings for the kids.
  2. 2% - I think the teenage years are when you should stop playing on the playground
  3. 96% - You're never too old to play :-)

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  • furbabymum
    February 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

     I have convinced my DH to play with me on the toys more than once. Who doesnt' love swinging?

  • Mommy_of_Riley
    Jes
    February 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM
    I always play with my kids at the playground... That includes swinging with them :-)

    I also clim the monkey bars with them, and play hide and seek through the tunnels :-)
  • MorganTho
    February 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM
    I play on them too! Its a recent workout but like you I would give it up for a kid to swing :)
  • acrogodess
    February 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM
    I play on the swings as often as I can.
  • krise
    by krise
    February 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    what a bitch! you were having fun with your kids, I say wtg mom!

  • TruthSeeker.
    February 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

     I always swing next to my kids as long as there are no other children waiting to swing on them.

     I do think the park and park equipment is for the children, but I see no issue with using them if a child isn't on them or waiting to use them.

  • MeAndTommyLee
    February 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    If anyone  considers themselves  too old to ``play', they  may as well throw the dirt over themselves.   I'm 47 years old and swing right along with the kids and go down the slide.  I ride their skateboards and bikes too.  They love it!

  • TruthSeeker.
    February 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM

     

    Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

    I always play with my kids at the playground... That includes swinging with them :-)

    I also clim the monkey bars with them, and play hide and seek through the tunnels :-)

      I swing from the monkey bars also!! And play hide and seek:)

  • JP-StrongForTwo
    February 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Good for you! lol i wouldnt have been able to be that cool. i would have probably started crying and apologising to the woman. 


  • soonergirl980
    February 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    I personally leave the park equipment for the kids. If there is no one else at the park then yeah but if there are other people I would not take up a swing that a child should be able to use.

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