...climbing the slide. We had an awesome time playing at one of our favorite parks, and I didn't think Ellie's shoe choice through very carefully before we left. I put sandals on her, and then the bark chips got in, so E did the only sensible thing and took her shoes off. She has watched bigger kids climb up the slides all summer, and she tried it tonight. With bare feet, she scampered right up! Then she climbed slides for at least an hour. And it took about that long for Greg to stop being nervous about her falling off the side.