I’ve been wanting to capture this little revelation before it leaves my thoughts and is gone forever. So, we have two little dare devils, but their styles are totally different.
This realization occurred during Darling’s first carnival ride – the swinging ship. I figured she would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, as she embraces adventure and fun. Nope. Not so much. The look on her face was sheer terror – beside the giddy face of her sister who was full of giggles and delight.
And so, this is my theory.
Eden is an adrenaline junkie and loves any mechanism that will deliver a free fall adventure = swings that go “higher, higher, higher” or merry-go-rounds that go “faster, faster, faster!”
Darling likes to be in control of her adventures: how high, how fast, how far. She wants to climb to the top of the swing set or the twelve-foot-high slide…but forget about getting into a contraption that she does not operate or steer.
So there you have it. I know, I know…kind of a Seinfeld post…a post about nothing…but it is a revelation I want to remember.