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The Multicolored Monster

on September 13, 2012

Today was the very first time that Eydan (my 14 month old) got the opportunity of playing at the McDonald’s Play Place…and let me tell you, it was just how I imagined it would go. After a few tries, he finally managed to climb up the very first step…with a little help from his forehead, he was standing at the mouth of the multicolored monster! He paused there for a second, turned around to look at Ray and I (almost as if he was saying his final goodbyes) and headed up the plastic spiral staircase. There were giggles, and playful screams coming from Eydan and his little friend Steven that we brought along, and pretty soon Steven comes down the slide. Eydan was stuck in the intestines of the monster to fend for himself. Pause. Commence the “Eydan scream”. He was in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by sticky plastic (and probably some foul smells), and not sure how he was ever going to escape. 

Mommy to the rescue. After circling the equipment to try to figure out where he was exactly, I finally came to the conclusion that he was in the slide. Let me back up about 20 years because that’s probably the last time I climbed UP a  bright red, cylindrical, corkscrew slide…the monster’s intestines. I head in the slide, only to pause and look back at Ray just like Eydan did because I thought for sure this would be the last time I saw his face. (In all reality though, I turned around to make sure he wasn’t getting out his phone to take a picture of my fanny hanging out of the slide that was about to engulf me…to my surprise, he wasn’t).

I head up the slide. Eydan is still screaming which makes me climb even faster…that hurts 30 year old knees, let me tell you. I get half way up the slide, and here comes Eydan shooting down like a bolt of lightening, with a HUGE smile on his face! I was so proud of him! I could even imagine him, speaking in an Australian accent (kind of like Steve Irwin), “Crickey, there’s only one way out of this monster, mate…I’m going to have to slide down right out of it’s belly. Cheerio!” No clue why I picture him speaking like that, or if Australian’s say “Cheerio” …but it’s pretty funny to think of.  Anyway, I catch Eydan half way down the slide, and we slide (more like scooch) down the rest of the slide together. Phew. Glad that’s over, now I can go finish my lunch. Oh wait, he’s on his way back up the stairs. 

This time, he got half way up the stairs, and realized he wanted to come back down. Daddy to the rescue this time… (I couldn’t get my phone out in time to snap a picture of his fanny hanging out of the staircase). All Eydan needed was to hold a finger…not even a hand. He wanted 1 finger to help him down the stairs. Ray brings him over to the table and with a frightened look on his face says, “Houston, we have a problem.” He holds Eydan up and to our dismay, he has no diaper on, yet his pants are still buttoned. Not only do I have a mini Steve Irwin for a son, he’s also a magician! How in the world does this happen? Ray and I couldn’t quit laughing once we looked at Eydan’s bulging leg…his diaper was stuffed down one pant leg. He tricked us, once again. I like to think it was some sort of defense tactic he used when he was stuck in the guts of the monster. 

Until next time, McDonald’s Play Place.

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