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May 24, 2010


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I fear the tight rope dangling in my future. So easy to get wrapped and strangled by it. Nicely done.


You're saying so much more here than what you're saying, of course. In particular, I'm seeing the disconnect (a natural one) between what we parents urge in our children and then what we're comfortable with when they make their own decisions, based on the upbringing we provided.

Mostly: cheers to YO!


*sigh* Just because she's your baby doesn't mean she is a baby. So true...

Good for you, Jenn, letting her take that leap.

busy bee suz

I love your equation here. It seemed to work well.
Glad she had fun!!!

Reluctant Blogger

Oh you are such a superb parent, Jenn. I am full of admiration for you and that the way you raise your children.

I know this will come to me one day. Well, my eldest son is like your Danger Boy and he is constantly testing the limits both in terms of what i will allow and what he can physically achieve.

green girl in Wisconsin

I'm glad it went well. She'll always remember she did that and had your blessing.


Yep. I am sure you had your heart in your throat all day (I would have.) But you are right - You want her to keep asking permission, so you have to say yes to the stuff that isn't absolutely out of the question.


Love the equation, I'm going to file it away for future use. I'm glad she went, had a good time and stayed safe!


I can see that balancing act/equation in my future, too.

I'm glad SB had a good time. I am scared of heights and the one time I finally worked up the courage to jump off a cliff (like the ones at Crystal Lake), it was the best feeling ever.


Great equation!


Ah, the dangers of teaching kids to be fearless... and the dangers of being logical! I'm just glad it wasn't my decision to make. I would have wanted an EMT waiting on the sidelines during those jumps... but I'm a chicken.


I am going to confer with you when I have a teenager, just so you know.


I gave you an award on my site - Prolific blogger you!


And I said yes to my daughter, too about that frat party.

Mom Taxi Julie

UGH it's like watching the kids on the jungle gym. It seriously makes me sick to my stomach and I can't watch lol. I'm so worried someone is going to fall and break something or land on their head and be messed up forever. BUT you do have to close your eyes and just let them go, don't you!

Yo is Me

oh wow! so glad she had fun and was safe!

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