The mall has been opened for about a week, and the hype surrounding its opening was more than I'd expected. There was much to be thankful for considering that it had been shut for renovations for over a year, and the opening of its doors seemed to change the landscape of our heartland overnight. There are still many tenants who have not yet moved in, but since I was on leave, it was the perfect opportunity to check out the rooftop playground before dinner.
|Find your balancing point!|
|Nautical-themed structures to climb and slide!|
It was fun to watch the girls play with one another, but even more interesting to see how they picked up new friends so easily. Little 'cliques' developed among the children who barely knew each other, and just as quickly as they'd formed, they'd disband when a parent decided it was time to go. It was amazing watching how these little ones set examples for us 'grown-ups' when it comes to relationship building.
|The structures on one side of the playground were simpler in nature for the younger kids to explore...|
|The large climbing structure on the other end, however, was more challenging and targeting older children.|
|There were shower, toilet and hand-washing facilities provided.|
As the sun fell, the lights came on, giving the playground a very 'soft' and surreal feel. It also signaled to those of us who had not eaten our dinner that it was time to look for food.
|Bonding happens on night walk home...|
Needless to say, we went to bed later than usual, but it was a nice way to celebrate Daddy's first day of leave for the December holidays. After all, school's out, and there was no need to wake up early the next day!