Sitting and looking as relaxed as she can; she smiles and looks over at her children as they lean over outside of the seats they are safely secured into.
The machine starts it’s ascent and climbs slowly into the air. The children begin to shout and cheer now clapping their hands high above their heads. They shout out to their mum and the the image of the action is captured in the lens of her sunglasses.
They can see her sitting beneath as they spin around; the warmth of her smile seems to portray to her children that she is fine about it all…no worries!
The ride climbs higher still; spinning ever faster. She looks away momentarily; fidgets around a little; but then quickly regains her composure; and once again offers up this gentle smile of reassurance.
Maybe deep down though she senses a twinge of apprehension as the children’s screams get louder? It is now at it’s highest point and spinning wildly.
It’s strange isn’t it? As parents we are encouraged to allow our children to experience such controlled excitement. Knowing that ultimately it helps both them and yourselves learn to overcome personal perceptions of fear.
Kids though; really like it when we let them do stuff like this on their own.
When we walk can away and trust their judgement. You always try to remind yourself that this is just all part of them growing up and learning how to cope more effectively with unfamiliar; and sometimes quite scary situations?
So well done to this Mum in today’s blog entry. I thought you did a great job!