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Tobogganing Down the Stairs

January 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

My son Kian loves the stories I tell of my childhood…

One of his favorites is about tobogganing down the stairs as a child.  We would take a piece of cardboard and run the hill of stairs.  So fun, and yet it often ended in a tremendous crash against the landing wall.

And we would do it again, and again.

We learned a lot about keeping our bodies safe, and all without an over-careful adult cautioning us against the dangers of crashing.

I wonder whether we would have been allowed to explore in this way, if we had been born into this generation?  And, what would we be learning instead?

I am on a quest to allow Kian to explore his world unfettered by my fears….and I often have to fight the urge to stop him.  But one thing is certain:  tobogganing down the stairs is definitely OUT in our house.  We live in a one story bungalow 😉

Have a wonderful day today…and don’t forget to wish for something special on  1/11/11.



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2 Responses to “Tobogganing Down the Stairs”
  1. Tracy TC says:

    Good pre-planning on the one story bungalow, Linda. =-) Kidding aside, I love this post. Hugs!

  2. Linda says:

    Thanks Tracy! You have been on my mind lately, so it’s no surprise you emailed….XOXO Linda

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