Tuesday, September 19, 2006

What Do Moms (and Dads) Want?


The Growler recently had an intriguing discussion with two of the smart, articulate and funny moms who live around here, and the Curmudgeonly One got a surprising earful about the shortcomings of some of the recreational facilities here.

Since the Growler is without cubs and since it always looked like young parents abandon Parker-Gray with depressing regularity, it didn't occur that there are moms and dads who would like to stay in Parker-Gray but are challenged by the lack of resources and perhaps the environment as well.

So let's hear it. What does it takes to raise children in an urban environment like Parker-Gray? What do you like, what do you hate, what do you think is needed to make this a better neighborhood for wee ones?