This event took place at the Tantallon Nova Scotia MacDonald’s about six years ago. I was either waiting to have both hips replaced or had just had them replaced? I was babysitting my two grandchildren Melissa (10) and Chris (4) and took them to MacDonalds for a treat. This particular location has a play area with a climbing tower made up of tubes, chutes ladders and rope netting. I would guess the tower is about 20-25 feet high. My intrepid 4 year old grandson decided to climb the tower and he did indeed reach the very top. Although I have never seen this actual spot I’m told this high point it is a platform onto which one can climb. Chris naturally climb onto the platform, his version of reaching the peak of mount Everest . The difference here is that the climbers of Everest come back down, Chris couldn’t he was stuck. In his words “My stuck”. I was stuck too, but at the bottom with no way to reach him. Enter Melissa, I dispatched her to the lofty heights to retrieve our mountaineer. She returned empty handed,”he wont climb down Grampy! I sent her up again, same result, so I sent her up again and again same result each time. There was simply no way I could climb up there, hips aside I wouldn’t have fitted and more than likely would have become stuck myself. While I was pondering my next move a young mother who had been sitting near by and overheard my dilemma offered to help. Being younger smaller and certainly more agile she quickly scaled the tower and returned Chris safely to the floor. The situation was over, it had taken less than fifteen minutes eat two Happy meals and a Big Mac, and one hour and forty five minutes to get Chris back on the ground. So to all you potential babysitters out there, take heed, maybe chose Wendy’s or Burger King when you take your little charges for lunch. To that wonderful young mother who rescue Chris, she rescued me too, I offer my undying gratitude.
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