Here’s the thing. I’m usually not the adventurous type, I’m silly, like to do fun things, but adventurous, no. At times, the kids remind me of myself. Little reserved, scared 75% of the time, yet they long to be kids. If I can remember, kids are fearless, they are silly, daring, energetic ( my kids don’t lack in this department) fun, and adventurous. Every kid is different, I know, but as their mom, it’s my job to expose them to as much as I could and to show them, I am still fearless. How can we as parents tell our children to be one way and yet aren’t practicing what we preach.At the end of the day, what we expose them to, teach them, tell them, it all shapes them. Stephen and I talk a lot about how we want to raise them, make necessary changes to the way we parent them according to their personalities/gifts and talents. But at the end of the day, it boils down to one things, no matter what we teach them, it’s about what we show them, what they see from us.
Now, back to my bright idea of us riding on a paddle boat, together.Stephen thinks I’m going through a mid-life crisis and why when I’m only 26. He’s hilarious. But I guess, he’s right, first it was us going bike riding, now a paddle boat ride, and I can’t swim and neither can the kids. Heck, they barely like the water. It’s always a struggle the first 5-10 minutes when we at the beach/pool. Of course, I knew all of this, I just asked Big Guy to go with the flow and let me have my moment(s) of being adventurous. He enjoys it too, just likes to put up a big front. jerk. LOL
I can’t stop laughing at this picture. He was so scared to turn his entire body around to take this picture.
she did the most moving on this ride. Moving her feet, changing positions, just doing the most. Yet, she would be the first one to day, ” I scared”. She’s hilarious!
we made a little friend. We named her Betty ( don’t even ask where the name came from ) SJ enjoyed her the most. He kept saying” Betty, c’mon, we leaving you!