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Question: How old is too old to play on the swings?

Options:

Once you're an adult you need to leave the swings for the kids.

I think the teenage years are when you should stop playing on the playground

You're never too old to play :-)


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I was at the park yesterday with my kids. I will admit to being a big kid, so when I saw an open swing I snagged it,lol. So here I am swinging and having fun with the kids when this lady walks up with her kid.

Now before I get a chance to slow down or say anything, she gives me a dirty look and asks, "Aren't you a little old to be on the swings? All of my good will evaporated right on the spot. I responded "Nope, are you?" She said, "Yes I am." "The swings are for children, not adults." Me with a smile "Well I guess we'll have to disagree." Then, "Would your daughter like a turn?" "I'm getting off right now." I hopped off and promptly climbed the slide to play with my kids while she looked at me like I had three heads,lol.

by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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RLT2
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM

She's a douche. Ignore her and have fun with your kids.

ZsMommy
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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Some people of this world are wayyyyy too uptight...but then again...you see it every day here on cafe.

Good for you!

4music
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:34 PM
3 moms liked this
It's tragic that some people take growing up to mean growing stale and bitter.
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OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:59 PM

 I'll occasionally get on a swing...

katy_kay08
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I don't swing.  Somewhere around my mid 20s swinging caused me to get motion sickness almost immediately.  As for adults swinging, I couldn't care less.  

storkradio193
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

She was grumpy.  No reason not to swing as long as you want.  I get on at times.

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Healthystart30
by Silver Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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people need to lighten up! I would never push children out of my way to get to the swing lol but if there is one available, or if they have those double slides, I will definitely play with my kids, and I really dont care what other parents think about it.
NWP
by guerrilla girl on Feb. 19, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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I voted never too old to play...but I do believe that you DO get too old to go on the swings. Sometime after your 35th birthday something changes in your equilibrium that makes that little motion not so fun anymore:(

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toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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 Go ahead and play...she's a miserable stick in the mud, I guess. 

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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LOL!
Ditto my dear :-)


Quoting paganbaby:

I like you ;-)

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

I always play with my kids at the playground... That includes swinging with them :-)



I also clim the monkey bars with them, and play hide and seek through the tunnels :-)


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