Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My day off

Tuesday is my day off from real estate during the summer so I can spend time with Master J. Last week we hit the science museum to check out their Lego Castles exhibit. It was amazing. They had full size knights and a huge baby dragon built completely out of Legos.

They also had a rock wall that the kids, or adults I guess, could climb. Master J got strapped into climbing gear and scrambled about two thirds of the way up before looking down and freezing. Complete panic. The woman doing the belaying tried to help and encourage him but it was no use. Everything she said, he just replied "No, I think I need to come down now." It was like one of those automated phone ladies that just keeps repeating the same thing when you push the wrong button. As someone who has a fear of heights myself, I can totally relate to where he was. The only difference is that if I was almost to the top, I wouldn't be able to give up because I'm too stubborn. There would definitely be a lot of self talk to get me through, but I would finish. But Master J is only eight years old yet and he doesn't know yet how to get his self talk to overrule his fear talk. He'll get there.

I, of course, forgot to bring my camera to the exhibit and had to resort to using my cell phone to commemorate the event. The pictures came out okay (for a cell phone) and I would have posted them, but I am technically challenged and couldn't figure out how to get them from the camera to my blog. Pathetic really.

Today is Tuesday again and when I asked him what he wanted to do on our special day, he told me he wanted to go to his favorite restaurant MacAlpines. And that's it. He doesn't want to do anything else. I think he's worried I'm going to suggest sky diving or some other such insanity.