This is a picture of my daughter long-boarding this weekend – yes, it made me oh so nervous and I wanted to wrap her up in bubble wrap to protect her! But she wanted to be like her big sister and give it try, why would I discourage her from trying something new?
As a parent, we are faced with these decisions daily, even our kids riding the bus or walking to school could potentially harm them, but how much is too much protection? Or not enough protection? WE have to find that balance and that can be a struggle!
I was hesitant to let her try this, she could fall, hurt herself or maybe run into someone else! But I give her credit for wanting to try something new and learn a new skill, I am NOT like that and can shy away from trying new things, so I let her (of course with her helmet) but she LOVED it and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her smile! God bless her adventurous spirit!
When any type of decision involves my children, I look to their ultimate father for guidance and pray for their protection!
And please note: For the record, she did not fall and is actually really good at it! I like that it is another outdoor activity she enjoys and something that she can do with sister and that’s a blessing! 🙂