Being brave in the Spanish sun

As you know Monkey is not a great one for parks – he loves the swings, would stay on them ALL day, but slides, climbing frames and the like – no, too scared.  Well, that’s not strictly true as we’ve seen over the summer on my posts linking up to Small Steps Amazing Achievements Monkey has been a bit braver, a bit more adventurous. During our recent trip to Spain we all witnessed Monkey being brave in the Spanish sun.  We’d had a lovely lunch and were exploring the camp site at El Penon (more on that in a different post) when we came across a playground.

Being brave in the Spanish sunMonkey wanted to explore – that was a positive.  But then he got upset, I’m scared, it’s too high, I’m afraid of heights.  Bless him.  We persuaded Daddy P to help him overcome his fear.  Now Daddy P is over 17 stones, so we weren’t totally sure that the structure would hold his weight!  But it did, and he only got a little bit stuck at the bottom of the slide!

Once Monkey overcame his initial fears, he was off!  First it was a case of holding Daddy P’s hand and then he was doing it all by himself.  We were all so proud of Monkey being brave in the Spanish sun, of him overcoming his fears, persisting until he felt confident enough to go it alone.  Another step nearer to growing up, another step nearer to being 4.  My brave little Monkey 🙂

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

16 thoughts on “Being brave in the Spanish sun

  1. It’s great that Monkey wanted to have a go. My son can lack physical confidence and needs coaxing along to do things especially things with heights. Sounds like you encouraged Monkey along nicely.

  2. Well done Monkey 🙂 my oldest was very similar, cautious! The 4yo, pretty fearless, although quite sensible. The wee girl… Hmm! But, my post this week is also about slides 🙂 #SSAmazingAchievements

  3. Well done monkey, we found Skye was the msaw she was petrified of slides until the first time she went down and now you cant stop her

  4. It’s great that he wanted to have a go and was able to tell you that he was scared. With a little help he overcome his fear, a fantastic achievement. It looks like he had lots of fun.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

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