August 16, 2013
Took Connor to McDonald’s for the slides… sometimes it’s nice to have an air-conditioned place to run around and play in I always go around 3 so I can get some play time with Connor, because once he gets some kids to play with he says “Daddy you go sit over there.” with a little bit of “I got this! Leave me be!” attitude. But today something weird happened, I was kinda just watching the exits making sure he didn’t bolt without me… when he comes up to me and says “Daddy come on, lets slide.” Confused me a bit, Connor loves playing with me, but if ANYONE else is around he’s all “I get enough time with you, peace!”
I looked around to see why he would want me in the tunnels because it seemed every seat in the place was filled… but that’s the problem every SEAT was filled. Four kids at the computers, and four more behind them watching them play, every single parent in the room was totally engrossed in something VERY important on their smart phones, three other kids were hovering over their parents shoulders watching them play on their phones. Only two kids were actually playing… both looked to be under the age of 2, with no parent within 20 yards of them.
I just have to wonder… what’s the point of leaving your house if all you’re going to do is stare at a computer? Granted, this is McDonald’s so you can’t expect much. I’m used to being the only parent crawling through the tunnels with Connor…. but the only person when there’s 20+ people in the room? Something just seems wrong about that.