Just When You Thought I Was Done

Today, we got an invitation in the mail for “The Parents of Children With Special Needs.” It’s being held on Saturday morning at the all-new, accessible playground that’s TEN MINUTES FROM MY HOUSE! If you’re not the clicking type, an accessible playground is one where children of various ability levels can play–even kids in wheelchairs. There are two in the entire state. Honestly, I didn’t think Louisiana was up-with-the-times enough to have something like this. Amanda took her son Jack to an accessible playground in their area, and he seemed to be having a total blast. The event is being sponsored by the Rehab department where we just-so-happened to get an appointment (finally!).

I’m a complete dork and I know it and I don’t even care.

Woo hoo!

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Comments

  1. Haz Bien says:

    That is so cool! I’ve never heard of something like that before. What a great idea.

  2. Duuuude, that sounds AWESOME. My MIL lives in Slidell so that’s a bit of a drive, but I’d do nigh anything to get away from her. Next time I’m in the ‘dell, I might make a trip to the ‘ville to see that.

    I heard from… someone?… that there’s a special camp for kids with CP in Mandeville. Have you heard of it?

  3. shoeaddict says:

    Do you live in Mandeville?

    I live in Ascension Parish

  4. That’s really cool. I’ve never heard of those. But I bet we don’t have them in SC–so that could be why…I’ll have to look into it…just ’cause I’m nosy and might need some other cause to push. šŸ˜‰

  5. Nadine Hightower says:

    Woo Hoo! That’s great news!!! I think that socialization is good thing!

  6. Small Town Girl says:

    That sounds fun and how GREAT is it that it’s so close by?!?! Yay!!

  7. Oh have I got something for you!!! Google “Freecycle”. I’ve been a member for awhile. (Just got a free camping stove for our trip to Yellowstone in a couple of weeks.)

    Why not leave a note for the Pelican people and ask for it? They may hate the thing!

    That place where I gave you those links also linked me somewhere that they were talking in 2004 to do this huge park for disabled kids in Westwego. A 132 acre “Boundless Playground” I wonder if it got finished?

  8. My sister and I are hoping to open up an indoor children center in the near future. I wanted to include a structure that would be accessible to all kids..i hope i’m able to find a company that makes indoor play equipment for all types of kids..if you hear of anything please let me know.

  9. Irene–I would contact the company I linked to–if they don’t do it then they might know someone who does. I think that’s a great idea!

  10. what’s so dorky about this? how awesome for charlie!

  11. Wow I wish we had something like that over here. Been thinking to get one or two started here in Jamaica.

    Do hope you two have fun.

    (ps I know I have been missing out… so you should know me by now I am going to read all your entries and comment all over your space.)
    G

  12. Thanks, I’ll look into it. I know there’s nothing like that here in Mass., so it’ll be great to be able to take the kids someplace fun during all the cold winter months.