Another day at the park
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Today started like any other Saturday: the girls getting up early, me wanting to sleep more... We took things slowly in the morning but decided to go to the park to feed some stale bread to the animals there. The ducks, deer and goats were very appreciative! The weather was nice so we decided to stay in the park for a while, we walked around and I showed the girls the youth hostel which was once my home. My parents were youth hostel wardens and I was born in one where we lived for all of eleven months after that, and then spent another three years in the one in Meppel. They couldn't believe I lived in such a big house!
After that the girls wanted to play in the playground. Now that might sound quite grand but most of the equipment was pulled down so there are only two things left to play with. One is what we call a "wipkip", a bit like a one person see-saw, and the other was something that spins around. The girls were spinning around quite fast and of course that had to go wrong! Jordan, my youngest daughter of 3 years of age fell off and the spinning toy hit her in the face. It actually caught her in the eye and tore the outer corner of her left eye! This resulted in her eye fool of blood and it looked quite bad so I ended up taking her to the emergency room of the hospital where they ended up glueing it and putting a band-aid on. Fortunately there was no permanent damage done to her eye...