Hey, come down from there...
They never listen.
We went to Earth Treks for a birthday party. I think I have been to about a million-bagillion birthday parties, but this place is a bit different beacause it's a good challenge for a wide range of ages. My 8-year-olds got to join in the fun, even though this was a 14-year-old party. It took a little coaxing, but halfway through the party, my little ones made it to the top. The staff knew just how much to push. And my kids were so, so, proud of themselves for making it all the way.
Look at her go! She didn't make it very far the first couple of times. Then she took a break and sat with me for a while. I could tell she was getting her nerve up. Then boom, all the way to the top.
Funny to see how different their processes are. My little guy was determined. He got back in line and climbed again and again and again until he made it. A tiny bit farther each time and at last, sweet success.
Meanwhile, the older kids, who were able to climb up to the top right away, found different challenges. Some of the climbing paths were a bit more difficult. So if you thought you were going to climb 90 degrees straight up, think again. They had to figure out ways to climb walls that tilted out. Not easy.
All I can say is, thank goodness for safety harnesses. Kids, go have fun.
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