There are many things that bring joy to Leighton’s life but at the very tip top of the list is not me or Jon, not ice cream or even TV with Peppa Pig and Dora! The number one thing that brings pure joy to our munchkin is swinging! This girl could spend hours swinging and I am not kidding… she will literally swing for hours. In our recent past, every weekend in the Cumberworth house was spent pack up and heading to a local park where Jon and I would take turns pushing Leighton to her little hearts content… or until we had had enough and we would pry her little fingers off the swing chains.
On the days we didn’t have time to head to the park we would get this…OMG mommy and daddy… can we go swinging?!? Now please now now now now now!!!!!
What do you mean we don’t have time? You don’t have time for your oldest child’s favorite activity on Earth? Well, I hope you can feel the daggers my eyes are throwing at you right now and I hope they hurt and crush your soul just like you are doing to me at this very moment!
So what do caring parents do? (And by caring I mean smart but extremely lazy parents!) They buy a swing set for their backyard!!! So for Leighton’s 2nd birthday we gave her the gift that will keep on giving…. a bad-A set of swings!
Wait… what am I looking at?
Holy balls… those are swings!!!!!!!!!!
Who is going to set this thing up? Am I going to have to do it by myself?
In classic Dubai fashion they sent the wrong color and proceeded to try to tell Jon that it is meant to have one tan side and one blue side… in the swing company’s words, “it is the newest style.” Um… No! So we got a new blue side delivered the next day.
HURRY UP MISTER… HURRY UP… THIS GIRL WANTS TO SWING!!!!!
I am going to sit right here Daddy…
Unfortunately mean mommy had to swoop in and drag the little swinger (that just sounds wrong) upstairs for bath time. Every family can only have one fun parent right? I had to play bad cop this time… oh the joys of parenting!
The swings have been a hit thus far… we have used them with our friends!
We have swung by ourselves…
And we enjoy swinging really really high!!! Or in Leighton's words, "SUPER HIGH!"
We even enjoyed swinging as a Hawaiian cowboy princess!
I have no doubt the swings will be a hit for years to come and I know Leighton cannot wait for her baby sister to join in the fun. Almost every day I find her hanging out on the swing like the picture below yelling, “mommy push me… mommy PUSH ME!”
I am very happy that we made this purchase and I know it has and will continue to make our oldest lady happy, but if little miss Leighton doesn’t learn to pump those legs soon I think I might get a touch of the carpal tunnel from the repetitive pushing… do you think I can file for workers comp with Jon? Momma could use some disability pay!