We had a laid back and happy Fourth of July celebration. This year we decided to forgo community parades and parties, opting instead to grill steaks and corn at home. Instead of wrangling with crowds at our typically quiet pool we decided to go indoor skydiving. Robby was giddy crossing the activity off of his summer bucket list.
Robby were the two flyers in the family while Timmy and I assumed the
role of cheerleader. To be honest, I have no desire to experience indoor
skydiving. Although I am normally chomping at the bit to participate,
this time I was happy to sit on the sidelines and watch.
entire activity took considerably longer than I estimated. I thought we
would only be there for 30-45 minutes. It turns out that between suiting
up, the training class and waiting patiently for your turn to fly, we
were there for two hours. Typically a two hour wait with Hamlet would
equal disaster but it turns out that Timmy was more than happy to watch
everybody float in front of him. I was surprised that he was so
thoroughly entertained watching strangers venture into the vertical wind
tunnel, but I embraced the byproduct of his being content and happy!
Lately I haven't been fortunate enough to spend time with a well behaved
toddler; it was nice to have a glimmer of hope that he will return for
good one day soon.
Although he was nervous, Robby did a great
job "flying." I could tell that he was scared, but once he learned to
trust the instructor, he started to relax and have fun. Scott, on the
other hand, had no problem immediately jumping into the experience. He
was smiling from ear to ear from the beginning to the end of the flight.
Both novice flyers proclaimed that they can't wait to do it again.
All in all, it was a great holiday. The Summer of Awesome 2017 continues!