I don't understand the inability to disconnect for just an hour. At the park today, I noticed more than a few mothers who were so busy texting or whatever it was they were doing on their phones that they lost sight of their children and went frantically screaming after them. If it's that important, find a different way to "spend time" with your child. If it's not important, put down the phone and interact. It's amazing that we are so willing to entrust the safety of our children to a brightly colored playground full of people from all over northern Virginia. And for what? The latest "he said, she said" texts from people we find annoying but keep in the contact list so we can keep abreast of "news"?
People also need to teach their kids some manners. I can't remember the number of times kids pushed Baby out of the way so they could climb/run/slide/swing first. Being shy, Baby always steps aside and watches as they push past her. How about reviewing the posted rules about acceptable behavior? Stop running, you dumbass, or the next time you bump me I'll knock you the fuck out. And if your child is, say, TEN FUCKING YEARS OLD, he probably shouldn't be playing at this playground for LITTLE KIDS.
And you know it's McLean when every other adult there is a nanny who only speaks Spanish.
Despite the complaints, Baby and I enjoyed a nice warm day at the park. :)