In my case anyway, this does:
Well, at least she's using ropes and harnesses properly. Does that make you feel better?
Not really. She commented to a friend that said "Scary" where she replied, "If you know what you're doing it not; just fun." Being old, I know how being "over confident" can sometimes bit you.
Oooohhh....she's cute! (And see - now you have even more gray hair! )
She's on belay. Do you trust her partner who is on belay?
She's my BABY! But I think I can trust you.
Hell, I don't even know her partner. Thanks for more gray hair.
I think I would like to counsel kids coming up on that age to strive to know the difference between fear and danger. (Including my fear for their danger ). One problematic conflation between the two occurs when the mind attempts to address fear not by recognizing fear as an aspect of the mind, but by pretending there is no danger via another aspect of the mind, confirmation bias ('I just survived a risk. See, accidents can't happen to me'). Confirmation bias is likewise something that can never be completely waived away, but is countered by constant checks, questioning of assumptions, and investigations of the mistakes of others.
To my mind, the military is unmatched at risk assessment in this regard, born of necessity I suppose, due to the nature of placing people purposely in danger, not for fun but for maximizing outcomes.
I've gotten several more gray hairs lately.
Congratulations on a job well done to you. Now watch more pictures like this and accumulate grEy hair :D
I like her "I dropped my car keys" expression on the lower picture.
If that were me, I'd be dropping my lunch.
Update on my hair. Much grayer now that my daughter has discovered ice.
Wow!! Am I ever glad that neither of my daughters ever discovered climbing. Both are now old enough to know better (which just means that it will now be their fault, not mine!). She is very pretty, but that does little to relieve the concern of a father.
Looks like she's not in Kansas anymore...
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