During the summer she was too little to do it, but this past Sunday she didn't want a little thing like a string of failures to keep her from attempting it yet again.
"There, I'm in."
"Just keep climbing, just keep climbing, climbing, climbing..."
"OH MY GOD I'M DOING IT"
"SO CLOSE!! SO CLOSE!!"
"Oh crap! Whatever, who cares, I'm gonna keep on keepin' on."
"Ooops, sliding down!!"
"Those big kids use their knees, right? And don't worry, mama, I don't need help for me, because..."
"I DID IT!"
And of course you know what I did. I shrieked "YOU DID IT" and broke my laid back playground mommy rule and ran right over there and screamed "YOU DID IT" about five more time while begging for high-fives before she ran away to climb the 6' ladder so that I would have a heart attack.