just had a look through the thread and saw i haven't posted a photo in ages - not sure if i posted this photo somewhere else here already (it is on another forum, so some might recognize it) ... this is from halloween ...
Yes, I'd missed the fire truck. Small children love fire trucks and road equipment, because it is so impressive. There is a caserne on my street (caserne de la Petite-Italie) and the firefighters host an open house every year for local children and their parents - provided there isn't a fire nearby.
Chantalismus is hilarious. chantalismus.tumblr.com/ At its worst, it can be the phenomenon known as "stripper names". By the way, run the website through google translate - while not the best English, it is generally comprehensible.
Thank you for sharing Rikita. Agnes is adorable! I bet she looks forward to those outings!
One of the many wonderful things about a lot of children is their sense of no fear. I used to love coaching the youngest in our Club, it was never very hard to get them to try new skills. When involved at a young age they learn to try new things with less fear in sport and I believe it transfers with age in other aspects of life.
actually she tends to be quite careful, and it took her a while to trust in the belay but by now she seems to realize it is safe ... climbing around at the playground she tends to want me close by so i can help her if necessary, though ... my little niece on the other hand, was climbing on a playground structure the other day in a way all us grown ups got scared, and she was up too high to just get her down (and she ignored our calls) ... she is a year younger though, and i suppose at the age where she is not aware yet of danger ...
Lovey shots which will bring back good memories in years to come. Children at that age can have no fear, but it can take a little mishap to change their outlook completely. It is so difficult not to be over protective and scare them needlessly.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position
I agree bjd, some I coached were out right fearless but a few were timid, but in general most were less fearful than the older children. We were taught to teach progressive movements that included how to fall safely without them realizing that was what they were being taught.