So, after a lot of nagging, Kris finally put Andrew's swing up in the front yard. I had a feeling that Andrew would like it but I had no idea it would be this much!
Andrew and Kris have developed a cute little routine. Everyday when Kris gets home from work he asks Andrew if he wants to go check the mail. Andrew stops whatever he is doing and runs to the front door. It has now become so routine that Kris doesn't even have to ask him to go anymore. In fact, the other day I had Andrew in the bathtub when Kris came home. Well, faster than I could realize what was happening, Andrew was out of the tub running naked and dripping wet to the front door to check the mail! So back to the story; after they check the mail Andrew runs up to the flower bed near the front door and sits on the pavers and taps on the spot next to him so Kris will sit beside him. They sit for a couple of minutes then come in the house...... sometimes willingly, sometimes not.
Well, since the swings arrival the trips to the mailbox have taken a detour to the swing. As soon as the door is opened rather than heading to get the mail, Andrew makes a b-line for the swing. So they swing. I can usually hear Andrew laughing all the way in the house. In true Andrew fashion he prefers to go high and fast, all the while squealing in enjoyment! If the swing slows too much he will instruct Kris "more, more". After a while in the swing they get the mail. Then, Andrew runs to the flower bed and has Kris sit next to him. They sit for a couple of minutes then come in the house...... sometimes willingly, sometimes not.
Kris fulfilling one of his fatherly duties - risking his life in attempts to make a certain toddler happy!
Andrew's first time in the swing.