a beautiful day for kayaking at jersey valley (enjoying my birthday/father’s day gift)! later, off in the distance, near the far shore we’d discover a large flock of geese which looked like they wanted to attack ( maybe nests nearby? ). we kept our distance though odin offered to video if I went closer. he thought the video might go viral.
odin tests my resolve to not be a helicopter parent at a local park ( known colloquially as “the dragon park” because of the dragon woodwork on the park fencing ) by excitedly showing me how he can ride the “zip line” while doing a crazy gymnast flip move which involves pulling his legs up and over and switching his hands on the handle. all while moving laterally 6 feet off the ground.
oh, how to weigh odin’s sense of self-satisfaction gained from completing daring physical feats against the odds of a trip to the emergency room for a broken arm?