Last week, Mark took a well-deserved break and went up to Yosemite to climb for a few days with his old climbing buddy Mike McKenna. It had been almost a year, and he was excited and nervous about getting back on the rock. He had a blast, of course, and was quickly feeling at home. He came back tired but renewed. I love that happy look!
Well, his gear was laying around, and...you know what happens next, don't you?
Yes, one of the girls (Mae, this time) gears up and troops around in it.
And sidles up to the rock fireplace...
And starts to climb it, floppy shoes and all.
Not wanting to be outdone, Abigail rushes in...
And scampers up until I told her to stop. A fall on this tile would not be good!
Mark was thrilled, of course. I honestly struggle with wanting them to be bold and adventurous, and wanting them to be safe and protected in a little bubble forever and ever.
Yeah, I know. I'm working on it!