Our little tree climber, and TV star!

I’m so so proud of our little Monkey at the moment. He’s always been a bit reserved about trying new things, and gives up quite easily if he feels he can’t do something, refusing to even try. But there has been a bit of growth in that area recently. Since learning to ride his bike without stabilisers his confidence has really grown. His balance has improved and he is taking more things in his stride.PhotoGrid_1491807129826

He’s really gotten into climbing too. He likes climbing up the sides of our local pirate ship play park, and is desperate to climb trees too. When I saw our local country park was offering a tree climbing session I knew I wanted to book it. It’s not climbing in the traditional sense but using helmets and ropes.

I hoped he would love it but because he is who he is, I wasn’t 100% sure how it would go. He may have decided he didn’t want to do it at all, he may have decided not to try. But I tried to forget all that and just kept up the positivity about it. He had seen pictures of his frienddoing it before so I hoped that would help.We arrived on the day and there was a TV camera there as ITV Anglia News were doing a piece about it!

Monkey was very quiet but had an excited look on his face the whole time. He got suited up then it was his turn to climb.PhotoGrid_1491807250401

And he was amazing! He listened to the instructors and did as they asked. He just went straight for it and right up that tree and was so happy about it. It was amazing!IMG_20170407_120119_210

Of course I took a little video if you fancy a watch … (feel free to keep the sound off so you don’t have to listen to my prattling… though the end is amusing)

Afterwards he was interviewed for the news and, well typical child, I’ve never known him so quiet and not chatty haha but they got a little soundbite… And well that night he was on ITV news! Our little TV star! I filmed the clip on my phone so you can see it, though sorry about the poor quality.

I am so so so proud of him, this was a real achievement for him it really was! He is really proud of himself too and loves the fact he was on the tv haha.

18 thoughts on “Our little tree climber, and TV star!

  1. Oh bless him, he looked lost for words on the video to think of what he liked the most! I think he did really well and well done for spotting the activity and taking him along, he looked quite a natural scaling that tree! I think you may have started something now.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  2. Well done to your son!!! It’s so cool to see your child(ren) suddenly have a confidence spurt, isn’t it? My 5 year old has always been a natural climber, so no problem with that, but he won’t try something new until he feels ready. Back in February he learnt how to ski, ride his bike and started ‘swimming’ in just 10 days! Soon you won’t keep track of your little guy 🙂

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  4. Oh wow, well done Monkey! Both on the tree climbing (high five from me as I don’t “do” heights) and on being on the news. Definitely an experience to be very proud of . Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

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