After lengthy discussions we....let me be honest.....I decided it was time for John to have a swing set. Like most children John LOVES going to the park. He loves climbing, hiding, sliding, and all the fun stuff.
When John is at my folks house he loves to be outside....they love being outside too - me & Randy not so much. So we....I mean I decided to purchase a swing set and set it up at my folks house - they think it's a great idea too. My backyard is not that big and I have three dogs and lots of trees, and I.....never mind.
Randy is NOT "kicked-up" about this - he thinks John is too young for a swing set. I checked around with family and friends that have kids, I have verified through my child expert, and a few strangers AND everyone agrees it is time. John will be 3 in five months...somebody dry my tears please...I think it is time. So John now has a swing set. Randy is warming up to this change but now I need his help putting it together. (I really wish my brothers lived close - they are both REALLY good and FAST at this sort of stuff!) I think the real issue Randy has with the swing set is John is leaving the toddler stage and becoming a little boy. John is almost 40 pounds...over 3 foot tall, wearing a size 9 shoe and 4T clothes - he looks like he is about 4 or 5.
I bought the cedar swing set from Wal-Mart and had it delivered to the store - which meant shipping was free! You know I am not a BIG fan of Wally World but this service is really good! Yesterday afternoon I organized the entire swing set kit I made sure all the pieces were in the box. All the screw drivers and such are charged and ready to go. Randy took today off to help me. I am ready. I mean I am ready....I am dressed and ready to go. Randy....is on the couch. Not so ready. Hummmmmm.
Where's my brothers!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Here is what it should look like.