Depending on the day (or perhaps my mood), I find the playgrounds that we've encountered in SE Asia either very interesting or very disappointing/inappropriate to my Canadian sensibilities. My first impression of today's playground put it in the "curious" category. We were out at a store called "WonderBuy" to check out prices for LCD tvs, and the girls noticed that there was a spacious, well-staffed, and clean-looking indoor playground in the store. We asked Madeline to look out for her sister, and sent them on their way inside to play while Chris and I continued to browse. We'd check up on them every few minutes. The ball pit (for better or worse) was popular, as was this large palm tree that had large inflatable balls hanging from it. The kids would sit on the balls and the tree would slowly rotate. It was really cute!
Anyway, after about fifteen minutes, we looked over, and saw Madeline and Sadie up on the elevated level of the playground, and it looked like Madeline was helping her little sister to reach something overhead. Curious. Then, we watched Sadie lift her little toddler feet off the ground, hands tightly gripping something over her head, and she started to sail away!
I kid you not - my two year old was flying on a zip line! In an indoor playground!
Chris called for Madeline to catch Sadie and hold onto her little body until she reached the ground, while we watched helplessly from outside the yellow net walls. While I was very anxious watching the (admittedly low-lying, fifteen-second) decent, Sadie had a blast. Of course.
Perhaps I need to re-cateogorize this playground.