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Day 235/365: Climbing (outdoors) [20180823|20:56]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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melissa_maples, remember what you were saying about what happens when climbing gyms can no longer contain a natural-born boulderer?

What if you end up spawning two of them? O.O

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Keiki attempts to follow Humuhumu up an outdoor climbing wall that is far too big for him.

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Keiki: "I'm bein' brave, Mummy, but it's a bit wobbly."
Mummy, aloud: "You're doing great, honey, keep going!"
Mummy, internally: screeeeeaaaaming

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Humuhumu on the zip wire: "Push as hard as you can, Daddy!"

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Keiki, not to be outdone on the zip wire: "BANZAAAAIII!"
He also flew off the seat at the end the first time round, hit the ground hard, and stood up cackling and screaming hysterically, "DO IT AGAIN!"

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Earlier in the day, we took them to the Outdoor Activity Centre so they could drive off-road vehicles, largely unaided, around a bumpy, muddy course. Possibly we are not helping ourselves as parents, hahahaaaa.

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[User Picture]From: spiffikins
2018-08-24 06:28 (UTC)
He also flew off the seat at the end the first time round, hit the ground hard, and stood up cackling and screaming hysterically, "DO IT AGAIN!"

I feel like that is a rite of passage for every child who attempts the zip line the first time!

I fondly recall the one zipline we had in our town - in the museum playground of all places - I watched so many hanging on for dear life, and BASHING into the bumper at the end without letting go - more than a few did a full backflip but most landed directly on their heads.

Unsurprisingly the zip line was removed many years ago, LOL
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-29 08:30 (UTC)
Awwww, shame! I went on the zipline myself and shouted WHEEEEEE all the way down to the end. It was brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: sight
2018-08-24 07:02 (UTC)
That pic of Keiki trying to climb up the boulder thing is hilarious and also so darn cute.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-29 08:30 (UTC)
He was so determined to get his foot on that green hold. He tried for ages! :P
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-08-24 08:30 (UTC)
You'll probably be in for some more surprises ...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-29 08:31 (UTC)
Yes, and a lot more grey hair. :P
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2018-08-24 09:11 (UTC)
YOU HAVE ATHLETES, LOOK AT THAT.

I'm already dreaming about fifteen years from now when I get to photograph Humuhumu's international bouldering events.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-29 08:32 (UTC)
We took her to the proper climbing gym in Worcester last weekend. Needless to say, it was a big hit. She doesn't like the shoes much, but she still made it up a couple of V0s. Next time, we'll go top-roping and see how she likes that.
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[User Picture]From: lindahoyland
2018-08-24 13:00 (UTC)
Good Heavens! They climb like cats!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-29 08:34 (UTC)
Indeed they do. They attempt to climb everything that looks remotely as if it could be climbed.
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