Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Let him ride {Not-so-wordy Wednesday}

Quinn is already big enough to go on a couple of the rides at Happy Hollow. I can’t believe it. How is it possible that my little baby can go on these rides all by himself? His cousins rode with him so he wouldn’t be scared.

Q wasn’t scared.

I was a little scared.

He didn’t cry when I strapped him in tight. He was too busy checking everything out. The ride started to move, and his little face lit up. His smile, his joy filled the whole car.

I thought for sure he would freak, but he didn’t.

I thought the carnival music would be too loud and he would cry, but he only laughed.

I thought he wouldn’t want his cousins sitting so close to him, but he wanted to hang with the big boys.

I thought he would need me… but he didn’t.

He didn’t need me.

He’s seventeen months old, and I’m already getting lessons in letting go.

So …

With a tiny, nervous knot in my belly – where he used to be…

And feeling silly about the sad-happy tears that were threatening to fall…

I let him ride.


  1. JDaniel loves the amusement park rides too. I get nervous while he is on them.

    1. Me too! Those rides look so little until our little ones get on them. Then they seem big and dangerous.

  2. Awww. So sweet and i know exactly how you feel. I had those same feelings with my first born... i got easier with his sisters because I always sent him to go with them!

    1. I sure hope it gets easier. I feel ridiculous getting all emotional about an amusement park ride. :)