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.
Monkey 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 🙂