Except that's not the truth. Because right after the picture was taken, this happened:
See, this is one of the problems with Motherhood (and our media-obsessed society). I could have easily just left the first picture up and called it a day, while waiting for all of the "He's so adorable!" comments to roll in. And yes, while he is adorable, he's also extremely unsteady on his feet which means he's a disaster on an uneven slope like a slide.
The last thing I want to do is write a blog that isn't honest. And while pictures on Facebook, Twitter, other mommy blogs, etc are great, it only shows a snapshot - literally, a snapshot -of what this whole experience is like. Also, I didn't mention that is took us almost 90 minutes just get to the park, and we stayed for all of 20 minutes. A little blond terror by the name of Liam took it upon himself to make sure he followed Scotty around and got in his way on each piece of equipment (the terrible twos, no doubt. And this kid was terrible). Liam Khan finally kicked Scotty's hand as they climbed on the slide together (and Liam's mom was a no-show) so we left.
Don't get me wrong - it was a fun day, but so much work went into a very small amount of time. And I don't know why I feel strongly about this, but I just really dislike it when people gloss over all of the hard work that goes into Motherhood and offer chirpy comments or rah-rah support. So in the sake of full disclosure, I offer both sides - and both pictures - to the story.