The other night you and I walked to a park in a nearby neighborhood. They have a "big toy" there with several slides. You went down the first one and kinda fell over towards the end of the slide and felt like the slide "grabbed your face" so you weren't too happy about that slide.
I tried to get you to go down the "twisty-tube" slide. You sat at the top and Mama tried to coax you down. I showed you how it is such a fun slide that it makes our voices sound funny when you're at the top and Mama's at the bottom.
You agreed that was awesome and were content to just sit at the top and yell things down the tube to me.
Then I tried to shimmy UP the tube slide with my 6 feet of body to get around the corner far enough that you could see me and confirm that it was NOT, in fact, a tube of death into the unknown.
You laughed at Mama wedged in the slide but still weren't gonna move.
I kept trying some positive "You Can Do It!" motivation from the bottom of the slide.
You were trying to gear up, and psych yourself up to go down the slide by yourself.
That's when I heard your soft little voice say, "Mama.... Joo SURE kids does this??"
Sweet, sweet little man.
I love you,