Kai was not walking when he came to us at 28 months.....in fact, he had no idea how his body worked. (It was pretty obvious that he was quite neglected). Here he is at the ol' age of 30 months learning to walk.
Now, before the kidlings, Scott and I enjoyed the thrill of rock climbing. We had given it up once the kids came into our lives, but this year we thought we'd do a family membership at the climbing gym...thinking that kids are naturally like little monkeys. Surprisingly, Kai has turned out to be a natural. Seriously. Look at him go!
|Look at that undercling, and natural high-step! |
We have to re-learn this natural technique as grown ups.
|...and a frog step to the next sequence of moves...|
|showing no hesitation...|
|great transition over the chimney|
|yup, really up that high!|
|Ta-da!!! I did it!|
Scott and I joke about how Kai's seeming weakness (reluctance to put much effort into things, which some would call laziness) plays out to be a strong point in climbing. Kai climbs incredibly efficiently....and tirelessly. (Contrast this to Jade who burns out her arms within the first ten feet and gets frustrated.) Our little dude finds the entire journey up the rock fascinating....every little crack, spider web, bug and new dyno-move. We couldn't be happier that he enjoys it!
Disclaimer: Rock climbing is a very safe activity...when done properly. We've found that the monkey bars are far less safe!