There was a playground on the short drive home from the kids school to our house. It was a small metal structure that was rusted and the wood was all warped and the kids LOVED it. If I made it to school pick-up early enough we would often stop to play.
mmmm.... lead paint....
Apparently the city of Newton has decided they can no longer maintain this structure (this structure was actively being maintained!?!?) and abruptly tore it out right after Halloween. This is great, because now we are supposed to get a better playground. This is also sad, because as of now there is nothing there and as far as my mom-connections can tell me, there are no actual plans for this hypothetical better playground. So we will wait.
Goodbye playground, it's been real.