I was reading that children as young as three have gone on zip-line tours of the forest canopy at a nearby nature reserve. I was skeptical that this might work with my child, since Theo has only recently begun to enjoy swings. Then again, I also remembered doubting Theo’s ability to ride a horse a few months back and being proven very wrong.
I broached the idea with Theo, explaining that he’d be strapped to a person strapped onto a wire, and the person would jump with him off one platform and fly like a bird to another. There might even be animals that we’d see along the way, like monkeys and sloths! Theo grinned throughout the description.
“That’s a joke!” he said, still smiling. We’ve been discussing the concept of ‘joke’ recently, and he appeared to be proud to have identified one.
“No, no” I said, “that’s something you could do if you want. Do you want to?”
The smile melted off his face and was replaced with horror.
“No,” he said adamantly.
So, I guess we’ll wait on that one.