My boy isn’t afraid of anything. Not even fish germs. When not kissing fish, he likes to jump in that lake.
I’m participating in Five Minute Friday, a link-up writing prompt at Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog. This week the prompt is “Afraid …”
I jumped off the high dive over and over again when I was a kid. I like when my husband drives fast on the jet ski while I lay on a tube attached to the back. I try to stay on, but, admittedly, being flung into the lake is fun. I even bungy jumped once.
But don’t put me in front an audience and ask me to speak. When I was a kid I didn’t like running into people I knew in the grocery store, so don’t even get me started about strangers. I grew up and became a reporter who asked question of whoever necessary. But I still don’t really even like playing Charades with friends who know the best and worst of me.
Change makes me nervous, but I’m slowly learning it’s good for my soul.
I look at my kids and I’m so glad they’re not afraid.
My boy isn’t afraid of anything. He may only be 3, but he’s been jumping off the dock into the lake and the side of the pool since he was 19 months old and I had to search for the right life jacket to properly keep his head afloat. He climbs and runs and races and jumps and sleeps on the edge of his big boy bed. He talks to anyone and I’m pretty sure he’d like to play the drums when he gets bigger.
My girl is more caution. She has to be talked into some things. But she’s not afraid to tell stories to anyone she meets. She makes friends easily and lives live to the fullest.
Want to join us? Here are Lisa-Jo’s rules: 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. Please visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments. That is like the one rule we all really care about. For reals.
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