Write something that has to do with: jumping.
Went to Kettle River for a lunch BBQ with Kat's family today and it was a really good time. Other than Max throwing up in the car shortly before we got there. That was... less of a good time.
Pretty sure he was just car sick after all the winding roads to get there, and he did recover quite quickly. Not a fun sight, regardless.
A lot of time was spent throwing rocks into the river and watching people jump off the bridge. It was a pretty busy location, which just meant that Max had lots and lots of things to look at.
Feeling sad that Natalie and her family are heading back north tomorrow morning, but happy that my parents will be arriving shortly afterward.
"I don't want to!"
"You'll be fine!"
"You don't know that!"
"Everyone else who went is fine!"
"I don't think that really proves anything."
"There's a lineup of people behind you... either jump or get out of their way!"
"Don't rush me!"
"We'll count you down, okay? On three you jump."
"I'll jump when I want to -"
"One! Two! Three!"
"I wasn't ready!"
"Here, I'll swim over. I'll be super close when you land."
"What if I die?"
"I'll save you!"
"You can't save me if I'm dead!"
He jumped, eventually. I don't think he felt like there was any other choice. I felt bad for him though, as I could easily have seen myself in that horrendously awkward, very public position when I was his age.
Being a kid can be a tough go sometimes.