Who let this happen? Who let my babies become ‘big kids’ and decide they are big enough to ride a roller coaster without Mommy or Daddy? I often tell tease our sweet babies by telling them ‘No more fruit, vegetable and protein for you! only junk food and candy so you don’t grow up so fast’. They giggle and sometimes tease back ‘Yay! only candy and junk!’
I had already shared with you that we were in New Hampshire for a bit of glamping and fun but I did not yet share our adventures in Storyland. Storyland holds a special place in my heart as I have great memories of going there with my grandparents as a youngster. Our family has been visiting NH and Storyland for the past 5 years.
This year my son broke out of his shell and became ‘adventure boy’: riding all the ‘scary’ rides and loving them. It has been so much fun seeing him take on the insecurity of a ride being scary and completely enjoying the process of finding out what he enjoys and what he does not. Plus, he loves seeing that mommy is more scared than he is.
Our daughter is walking the line between needing mommy and daddy by her side for everything and wanting to be a big girl who does not visibly need us. It fills me with pride seeing her grow-up but at the same time brings tears to my eyes as I see her preparing to step across the line into big girl-hood.
After riding the polar coaster with me three times seated next to her, she asked me to step aside and have daddy ride behind her. After doing that twice, she asked him to step off and let her go alone. I was beside myself. ‘What? I said’, ‘Are you sure?’, ‘Don’t you want us on the coaster?’ and the entire time I am thinking ‘How did this happen?’ but smiling.
She was proud of herself and we gave big hugs and told her how proud we were of her. Sigh.
What is the scariest amusement ride you have ever rode on?