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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

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

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

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

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!"

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)

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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