We convinced (aka forced) the kids to swim in the lake at Grammy’s cabin.
Seth was worried about the fish I think.
And Ben worries about almost everything.
Are we terrible parents or what?
After a swim we took the kids for a hike to see the Tulabi falls.
Notice the falls in the background there? They get much wilder a little farther down. Once, my husband and brother-in-law went down those in a dinghy with life jackets tied around their heads to protect their skulls should they crash into the rocks. True story.
We hiked up to the cliffs. Why we thought this was a wise idea with three small children, I’m not sure.
Um, hello Ben who has the best smile.
We made it up to the cliffs without any slips or falls.
Looks safe, right?
And then Neil decided to do this:
Leaving me at the top of the cliffs with three little kids. Probably this was one of the dumbest parenting decisions we’ve made.
Look, here’ s my three year old peering over the edge of the cliff at his dad swimming in the lake 30 feet below.
Yep, looks really safe. You know I’m a pretty laid back kind of mother but this little cliff hike had my heart pounding quite a lot harder than usual as I realized the possibility of one of our kids hurtling over was probably pretty good. Neil said it would be no big deal, though, he’d just jump in and get them. Sure, no prob.
Anyway, it’s all good. We’re all alive and well, and no one fell off the cliffs, thank goodness. We probably won’t try that hike again for a few more years though, I think. Seems wise.