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Adventures in Aunthood, Climbing edition 
16th-Dec-2013 09:34 am
bannakaffalatta, short
Took Younger Nephew climbing yesterday. It was a hoot. He did some bouldering for a bit while I spotted him, and then did some top rope climbing with me belaying. He had a bit of fear of heights, but he dealt with it very well - he climbed partway up the wall, and had me lower him a bit, and then climbed up a bit higher and had me lower him a bit...repeat until he got to the top. (He also asked me at one point if I could climb with him so he could hold my hand and not be scared. Sadly, that is just not possible.) He also spent a lot of time just running around Planet Granite looking at everything - I think the idea of a place full of nothing but surfaces to climb on was very near a personal vision of heaven for him.

Younger Nephew also treated me to an extensive description of how to play Angry Birds Go! Seriously, I think it was the first time I've ever heard Younger Nephew speak in paragraphs.
16th-Dec-2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
His father claims that he was taunting the grown adults on either side about how he was beating them and other such four year old insults
16th-Dec-2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes - I do remember one climb where he was pointing at the climbers to either side and jabbering in triumphant 4-year-old speak. I didn't quite pick up on what he was saying, but nobody seemed phased by it.
17th-Dec-2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Some times that speech delay comes in handy. If he's being rude no one understands anyway
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