66 seconds of kids and parents in the new Thompson Park zoo

A while back, they dismantled the playground at Thompson Park in Watertown. (It took me and Otis by surprise!) Eventually, they put in a new playground and, despite the splinter-y fun that was to be had on the old structure, this one is way better. (Check it out.)

One of the things they installed was this big spinning globe. Kids can climb inside (it has an upper level too) while other kids stay out to spin it. I would’ve guessed that every kid would just go right in and beg their parents to do the spinning, but was surprised to see that several bigger kids were just dying to take the little kids for a ride! It was awesome.

Several helicopter parents stayed close by. I did too, but only to creepily record some audio…