by E, Yorkshire
"I took my children out to the gross park at 08:30 this morning. It's gross because the swings are all broken and there is rubbish everywhere. I chose that time because that was when I thought no children would be around. I chose that park because it's gross and no one goes there. It was nice, we played for an hour.
On our walk back there was a man with a dog who we normally stop and stroke. He saw us coming and walked away, keeping his 2-metre distance. No dog stroking today. Both children cried. The first thing we did when we walked through the door was wash our hands for 20 seconds each.
We miss dog stroking and mucky hands."