Just wanted to report back. We spent over an hour at Tower Grove's center playground. Almost the whole time was devoted to swings. I listened to young moms complain about stupid things--things I didn't even complain about when I was a young mom, much less now as a seasoned parent--and caught an eye-roll from another not-so-young mom standing over by the fence watching her youngster. I love sharing moments like that with strangers.
Billy left without complaint because we stayed so long. We bought milk at the little organic/local grocer and went home for lunch.