I don't know if I am the only mother in the world who feels this way, because I can't remember it ever coming into discussion but I just feel like I have to address it; What is up with the playgrounds these days?
New playgrounds are built all the time, everywhere. Awesome! They're very much needed and they are also so beautiful. Compare to what they would look like when I was a kid, it has really developed in the architecture area. So much in fact that it seems that the looks of them is the number one priority when building them. These days we pass by big, beautiful playgrounds that look incredible and Noah (obviously) begs to go, but once we get there, it seems that 50% of the play area is impossible to play with and are simply just there for attraction. If that isn't a big disappointment then I don't know that is? It's like when you buy a large bag of chips just to find out that when you open it that it is only half full.
There is a playground two minutes away from my house that has been there since before I was born; literally, and it is not very beautiful nor all that unique but honestly it is the one that we go to the most because unlike everywhere else, it's actually possible to play with everything there (and well because it is close), and Noah loves it. So to all of you who are working on making new playgrounds for our children to play on; fun before beauty, ALWAYS! Stop disappointing our kids.
It's not that we don't appreciate the beauty of the playgrounds and usually the few things that are actually possible to play with are fun. I also understand that even those types of things have to develop with time but honestly, there is no kid out there who goes to a playground for the architecture of it... am I right?