Last weekend we went to the Oxnard Tamale Festival and it was filled with all kinds of fun attractions for kids including a bungee trampoline. If you’ve never seen one of these before, it’s where daredevils put on a harness that’s attached to bungee ropes and bounce off a trampoline high in the sky – as much as 26 feet!
We never thought in a million years that Annie would be interested in this, but once she spotted kids flying in the air she knew what she wanted to do.
“‘Dis, Mama! I do this!”
We tried to tell her she was too little, but then we read the sign and saw you only had to be twenty pounds. Eventually, after Annie pointed out another kid her age in line, we decided to let her give it a go. The wait was twenty long minutes, and as we waited (and waited and waited) we joked that this would likely be all for naught as she’d probably freak out once it was her turn.
But… although she did have a minor freakout, in the end she made us all proud!
Awwww, what a cutie!! LOVE how she cried when it started up, and then again when it was over!!!
Much love from Ohioooooooo!!
yay! what a doll, so sweet.
I found myself laughing out loud as she was jumping. What a wonderful time!!! I loved this one!!
Ohhh, Heather, Mike! Her “NO NO NO! DaDaaaaaaaaaa!” and her desperate grabs of his shirt, just broke my heart into 17 million pieces! But she LOVED it! So much that she cried again at the end, but for the exact opposite reason. So awesome; what a neat little girl.
That’s so awesome! She did great!!! My daughter would love that!
Such an almost 3 year old- cries when it starts and cries when it’s over!! She is adorable!!!!
She’s more brave than me! I think I held my breath for the majority of that video.
Such a brave little toaster! Awesome!
Awesome, awesome video. so touching! she’s so spunky and brave!
Oh my Evangeline would LOVE this. That looks like a blast. So glad she gave it a chance go Annie!
That is the cutest thing I’ve seen in ages. Thank you for cheering up a stressful day.x
That was so precious! When I saw her get scared, I thought, “uh-oh”, but then she calmed down and she did such a good job! This might sound really silly, but I was proud of her, too. Annie is such a brave, sweet kid.
Looks like lots of fun! They have one of these set up in the mall right now in the Santa area. We may need to go check it out!
Awww my three-year-old just did this for the first time last week, though he went a LOT higher (the ride guy was helping him and he let that kid fly!). The whole he talked about flying like Buzz Lightyear. She did really well! Go Annie!
Way to go Annie!
One of the things that makes you guys such great parents is that you acknowledge her fears, but you don’t just immediately let her give in to them. You really listen to her. I promise you, in doing that you are fostering a strength that she will carry with her forever.