The Very Weird World of Playground Chats

Going to the playground with my daughter is always fun. She has a great time running around, picking up dirt, sliding down the slide and petting friendly dogs and becoming best friends with kids she’s never met before.   That’s all great, until the parents have to look up from their kids and exchange pleasantries.   It starts with “How old is she?” and continues on with the usual small talk about the weather, where in the neighbourhood you’re from  ...

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