Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Swing time

In the picture, my son and I at the dedication of a new accessible swing at a neighborhood park today... We like to show up for these things if we're available, because it's good for the city officials who approved the funds, and the park crew who will maintain the site, to see who will benefit. To see that it's not just window-dressing, that there are real kids who will enjoy the new equipment.

It's also the one and only day that you can assume the accessible swing will be in working order--in fact, this one had already needed a minor repair before the photo opportunities commenced. (Why do carers let kids mistreat playground equipment? It's not actually indestructible, and it's never inexpensive.)

Thanks again to the Hermosa Beach folks who worked for this swing (and who are working for further accessibility features in other parks), and to photographer Doris Beaman for the lovely picture she took.

7 comments:

Jodi said...

Great picture.....and HEY, I used to live in Hermosa Beach back in the 1960s.

Penny L. Richards said...

It's a small, small world--that means at least three bloggers in the DSTU blogroll have lived in the South Bay. (If I'm remembering right, RynTales and Moving Right Along are the other two blogs.)

Greg said...

great pic, it looks like you two had fun!

KC's Blog said...

Your son has beautiful hair, just look at those blond curls, gorgeous.
K.C.'s school just got swings similar to the one your son is sitting in. I think it's wonderful that they got the swings. Every child should be able to enjoy the playground and have fun!

Penny L. Richards said...

Well of course, I agree his hair is gorgeous; I'm his mom! It's very distinctive (and one of the many visible effects of his underlying diagnosis). His little signing friend Rachel signs "Jake" by shaking her open palms above and facing her head--so even his namesign is a reference to his hair.

All 4 My Gals said...

Very cool. Wouldn't it be great if parents taught their kids to respect public equipment. What a great asset that would be. :)

Casdok said...

I am seeing more of these swings here in the UK. And like you i make sure we use them :)