Tween Tuesday: Finding herself among the trees
Liz Atwood braves the tree course at her son's birthday party. (Courtesy of Liz Atwood / May 15, 2012)
The courses ranged in difficulty, and my climbing skills matched my skiing skills so I stayed on the easy trails. Even then, we found it a challenge to navigate the ladders, bridges and wires as we moved among the trees. More than a few times, I had to lend my motherly encouragement to my son as he grew tired and doubted his abilities.
I wasn’t sure whether he liked it or not, but the next day, he said he did.
Before I had children, I always thought the best thing about having kids would be to relive the fun of childhood. I guess there are a few other benefits, but I still think taking time to play is one of them. I’m sure that if I hadn’t had my son, I would never have climbed to the tops of trees.