When you think about going to the nearest playground, it can become such a huge decision. One mistake would be not checking your schedule as you can have something more important to do for that day. Of course, spending time with your kids is always a great experience. However, if you suddenly have other things to do that are related to your business then you would suddenly need to change course regarding your plans. It is all about doing what is best for your future. You would know deep down inside you that you would love to do two things at the same time but that just is not possible. Another mistake would be not looking at the time while you are at the playground. It is indeed possible your kid won’t really care how long you are there. On the other hand, you must really care about the time because deep down inside, you have already made plans for the day with other adults. Spending it with kids is not really a nice thing to do so you must do stuff that would make you have fun as it should not be all about the kid having fun.
One huge mistake would be not watching what the kid is doing at the playground. You never know who is there since it is a public place after all. Someone may be planning something nasty and there is a reason why you are there with the kid. You are that child’s guardian and your duty would be to keep that person safe all the time. It is not smart to rely on all the CCTV cameras all over the place. By the time you do that, it would have been already too late and it is more or less a sign of desperation. Remember to let your kid make tons of friends. It won’t be wise to tell your kids to stay away from other kids because it would be great when they make new friends. It would result in them having someone to play with and that is a lot of fun. Their new friends can share new games with them and it would be awesome for them to try new things in life.
It would be a huge mistake to know what the weather would be like for the day before going to the playground. After all, you know that you would want to be prepared for the sake of you and your kid’s well-being. If it turns out that it is going to rain then better bring raincoats and umbrellas. If the playground is a bit far then you could have a hard time going home if it suddenly rains. That would destroy all of your plans and you suddenly need to seek help from people you don’t even know which is a bit of a risk. It is never a good feeling of being stranded and you know you could have done something to prevent that from happening.