Looking for a Swinging Bar

My daughter loves to swing on things. The most common object to swing on is a swing. We do have a tire swing in the back yard, but mommy and daddy really get tired of pushing her and her big brother on the swing.

In the absence of actual swings, she finds other things to swing on. She grabs ahold of the edge of the dining table, lifts up her feet, and swings back and forth. That’s pretty much the only object she can swing on in the house.

When we head to the playground, she heads straight to the swings. As I mentioned, mommy and daddy get really tired of pushing her on the swing. We now do the automatic scan of the playground for other things that she can swing on.

Which led to this priceless moment with our neighbour down the street, who had joined us at the playground with her kids.

Husband: Are there any good swinging bars around here?

Me: I don’t see any.

Neighbour: What?! (Very odd look on her face).

Husband: What? Oooooh! Not that kind of swinging bar!

This may explain why we’re having trouble making friends out here.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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17 Responses to Looking for a Swinging Bar

  1. LOL! Sounds like something that would happen to me!

  2. kaiyasworld says:

    Well, just be glad she didn’t reply “Yes, I know a few.”. Lol!

  3. Peter Monaco says:

    What a great way to cover it up! I’ll have to use that…

  4. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:


  5. babydot74 says:

    LOL!! My son also likes to swing on doors. He’ll grab a door knob and pull himself up and start swinging on that, till the point where the door actually pops out of his hinges (our doors are super old). *sigh*

  6. Sometimes I think my mind isn’t dirty enough – I’ll saying something meaning it completely innocent only to have people give me strange looks – then I’ll realize they’re thinking in the gutter and have given me an unintended meaning and I don’t get it….

  7. rossmurray1 says:

    Our youngest has a condition called tyrosinemia, which is irrelevant to this comment, but we have to weigh her food and count out a set amount of “exchanges” each day, kind of like Weight Watchers. We don’t want her to go too high in her exchanges too soon in the day. This has occasionally led to Abby asking loudly in public, “Mom, am I high?”

  8. Love it! Our older two (3.5 and 2.5) love to swing on things, too; over the summer our oldest made the mistake of trying to swing on a table in a restaurant. The whole thing tipped, sending water and condiments flying everywhere. It was a horrible dining experience, but suddenly we felt as if a good tip was necessary. :-/ Hasn’t stopped him from swinging, though…

  9. That’s too good! And that picture is too precious!!!

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