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.
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.
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!
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.
Wow this is amazing. Save for his 18th! It is lovely to see him get so confident, especially with the climbing. xx #twinklytuesday
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.
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Oh wow! What a great activity. It looks like your boy had a lot of fun and really got stuck in. He is very brave. x
Ahh, isn’t it wonderful when they start to grow in confidence and do something new. That feeling of conquering the fear is amazing. Mich x #CountryKids
That is super cool! Very brave of him and fab that he was on the news!! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
How cool is that getting on the news. Looks like he did really well with the climbing #countrykids
How exciting! The TV and the climbing! #twinklytuesday
That’s brilliant! What a little star. It’s lovely to see their confidence grow. #countrykids
Awww so natural! Its so cool to be on TV! #countrykids
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 🙂
Bless him – what a star! He looks like he had such a good time – and was super brave. It is lovely to see confidence grow isn’t it?! #countrykids
Aww that is fantastic! Well done Monkey. I love the clip of him climbing the tree – he did really well and how amazing that he also got to be on TV too 🙂 #countrykids
How lovely, what a little superstar! #CountryKids
This is brilliant and on TV how amazing. I would have rung everyone I know. It’s a great experience I just wish there was something locally to us which is similar x #CountryKids
It’s great that he had a go and fantastic to read he even ended up on the news. That’s one for school’s show and tell surely. #CountryKids
Oh wow, that’s brilliant! Well done Monkey for climbing and not only that, for doing it in front of the cameras!
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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