By: Jennifer Murray

The Growth of a Toddler is Not Measured by His Height…

…Rather, it is Measured by the Height of the Slide He Slides Down.

You might recall some pictures I posted from a park we visited in the spring, on Mother’s Day.  We revisited the same park last night, and it was shocking the difference a few months makes in physical coordination and courage. 

Do you remember the mega-towering, BIG KID, straight-shooting, tunnel of terror, highest slide you’ve ever seen at a play ground (AKA The Orange Monster)?


3/4 of my not-so-daring boys climbed straight up the metal ladder and shot right down the slide, ALL BY THEMSELVES last night. Multiple times!

Be still my heart. 

They might still be little dudes in stature, but their proving every day that they are soon to leave toddlerhood behind.

PS Bonus Points for guessing the name of the one who did not forfeit his toddlerhood to the Orange Monster Slide.

16 Responses to “The Growth of a Toddler is Not Measured by His Height…”

  1. Anonymous
    September 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm #



  2. Anonymous
    September 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm #


    Amy C.

  3. Anonymous
    September 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm #


    Emily 🙂

  4. Mols
    September 22, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    Everybody so far has guessed Clark! I might just have to be different and guess Henry 🙂


  5. amy =)
    September 22, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    isaac (if it is the one in the pic anyway)

  6. Midwest Mommy
    September 22, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    Wow! BG would love that park!

  7. Kara
    September 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm #

    Either Clark or Brooks. I'm gonna go with Brooks!

  8. Kate
    September 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    I say Clark. 🙂

    Whomever it is they can hang out with Mylo on the sidelines. He's not so daring.

  9. Mrs. Wilson
    September 22, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    WOW!! My 2-year-old would NEVER go down a slide that big. But then, she's a girl 🙂

  10. AmazingGreis
    September 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm #

    My guess, before seeing all the other guesses, was Clark.

    That park looks like all kinds of fun!

  11. lynne from uk
    September 23, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    From what I've read about them and seen on the videos, I would say Brooks, but I'm probably wrong! Best wishes to you all anyway!

  12. KSDallas
    September 23, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    I am not good at the guessing game, so I will leave that to everyone else. Just wanted to let you know that the link to the previous post didn't work. I had to copy the link and paste it and then remove an extra "http//" to get it to work. Of course, had I scrolled down a little further I would have seen the picture of the slide and wouldn't have needed it, but that is a whole other story! :o)


  13. Anonymous
    September 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm #


  14. Anonymous
    September 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    How cute!! Since everyone is saying Clark, I'll go with him 🙂
    They are really growing, Jen!! Too sweet. Sioby

  15. Gayle
    September 25, 2009 at 6:33 pm #


  16. Sarah
    September 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    so I know what park you are talking about and boy we have thought the same thing about that slide! I was even scared to go down it. HA! You're 3/4 boys are braver than mine. 🙂
    and my guess is Clark too

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