Lisa and her family were visiting the island from San Francisco. They are the quintessential city family with the kids feeling more comfortable on concrete than sand or grass. Instead of planning a beach day, we visited my favorite park on the island – Nuuanu Valley Park – with it’s towering canopy of tropical trees.
Right off the parking lot, we hit a major obstacle. A brand new playground, gleaming in the sunlight, stood between us and our tropical photo destination. It was just too much for 4-year-old Ryan. I mean, how can you walk past a perfectly good playground? It’s just not right. So down into the heart of the park we went. As far as away as possible in an attempt to forget about the playground for a bit. We chased, and tickled, and swung him around to no effect. He was intensely focused on the playground we left behind. So we broke out the big guns. That’s right, the bubbles. I knew the kids loved bubbles so I made some bubble wands with my family the night before. It was an instant success. The kids tried different wands and happily played with bubbles while I snapped away. And then it was playground time. The spinner was the hands down favorite. We ended the session gleefully dizzy.
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