Just curious in what other parents do in regards to the local park.
Our backyard is terrible, so I plan to use our local park quite a bit. I have an image in my head of taking a basket containing a bit of food, some water, some nappies (diapers), perhaps my jacket, my phone and car keys. We might sit on the ground for a while and eat our lunch or have a feed and then a play.
When the kids are a bit older, they could run off and play on the equipment and I will help them on the equipment, but I can just see my basket of stuff disappearing (someone steals it) when my eyes are off it for a second.
Would I be better off keeping my stuff in a backpack and when we move over to the play equipment, just sling the bag over my back and that way I don't have to worry about keeping my eye not only on the kids but on my stuff too?