Friday, June 8, 2007

Take a Deeeeeeep Breath, and Just Slide on in There!

Day number 22 or so into summer vacation, and Mom has discovered another playground within a short drive of home! This little playground is by the baseball field in teeny-tiny New Minden, about 10 miles down the road. Two sliding boards, five giant tractor tires partly buried to make a tunnel, two bouncy things on springs, a merry-go-round-make-you-dizzy thing that you have to push yourself, monkey bars, and swings! Can't go wrong there.

Well, maybe, you can do something to scare Mom and put some excitement into the outing. How about standing at the top of the slide, looking around, taking a little hop, and landing on your bottom to get going?? Yep, that would be my son, the former chicken who has discovered Spiderman and daredevil tricks all in one fell swoop! You saw the pic of Spidey pretending he was climbing our living room wall. Now, he's been jumping from the back of the couch, shooting imaginary webs along the way. Even when he's not being Spiderman, he's turned into daredevil boy-- doing boy things like that crazy hop and slide today!

Other than giving his mother pause, this might not be a bad thing, though. This kid is the one who is most like me. The other one gets a lot of her goofiness from the Garren side :) But this one, this one can be alternately scared and worried to death or brazenly fearless-- yep, he gets that from me. So, what did I learn today?? When you are faced with something that might be scary, take a deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep breath, hop off the top, and slide right in there-- it'll give you the rush of acceleration you need to defeat the worries! And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go list Puck here on eBay. . . take a deeeeeeeeeeep breath, and just slide right in there :)

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