Like most busy moms, I strive to take care of my daily to-do list with as few stops as possible, and make sure thateveryone is happy. I knew it was going to be hot today and I needed to do some shopping for Father’s Day, so I loaded everyone up and headed over to Stony Point Mall in Richmond Virginia. If you have ever been to Stony Point during the summer you have surely noticed the fountain that attracts parents and young kids to this shopping center. It is located just outside of Chipotle and is usually full of squealing kids in swimsuits. Today was no exception.
After we finished up my errands I took the boys over and their eyes were wide with excitement. They couldn’t wait to get out of the stroller and join the fun. Although I was a little nervous since this was our first experience with the fountain, I set them down and they ran right in to the middle of it. They looked a little surprised when they first felt the water and I’m still not sure that they understood that it was coming out of the ground. They didn’t seem to care though. Along with all of the other kids there today, they screamed with excitement and joy each time it shot up in to the air, and tried over and over in vain to grasp it with their hands. They were so busy chasing the water that they failed to notice that the area is not enclosed. Normally they are off and running in two different directions making life very difficult for their pregnant mother. I will have to take them again to see if they are actually turning over a new leaf or if they were just too preoccupied to run.
If you have not ever taken you kids to play in the fountain at Stony Point you now know that it is not enclosed. You should also know that there is not any cover or shade so come prepared with plenty of sunscreen, hats and protective clothing. As long as your children do not mind getting wet, they should have a blast. Please visit the mall website for hours and merchant information. http://www.shopstonypoint.com/