Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Being Brave

A few weekends ago, we attended a delightful party for a friend's three year old, complete with giant bouncy castle. Q has passed up the bounce house opportunity at a few parties now, so at a quiet moment, we brought him up to it to see if he was interested. He took off his shoes and was just about to crawl in, and then he turned away.

"No! No!"

I picked him up to get out of the way while a passel of little girls crawled out of the structure. He buried his head in my chest.

"Do you want to go in?"

He nodded his head, still refusing to look up. I asked a few times, to make sure he really wanted it. If he didn't want to go in, there was no need to go. However, if he really wanted to bounce and was too scared to cross the threshold, well, we can help with that. After he confirmed three times, I took off my shoes and crawled in myself, pulling him after me.

Big smile from the little dude. Immediate bouncing and laughter. He did it!

SwingDaddy went in to keep him company for a while too – look at those smiles.


Kimberly said...

I LOVE your family.

Really, that's all I needed to say.

YF said...

awe. you are such good parents. lovely story. i have gotten lots of tips from your blog.

wayabetty said...

He's too cute for words!!

ewe are here said...

We had a bouncy castle at the community day fair-thingie two weekends ago... MF loved it! ... and is still talking about it.

kittenpie said...

oUrs was in a bouncy castle a year ago that collapsed in on her favourite teacher, "eating" her. She's been terrified of them since. Maybe one more year will cure it.

Mamacita Tina said...

Both Q and Swing Daddy look like they're having a blast.

Karianna said...

My son looked over my shoulder at the pictures: "That looks like a fun day," he remarked.