He takes a long pause at the top. He sits there smiling back at me, full of giddiness and excitement. He relishes in the anticipation, in the moment.
With his wide eyes and even wider grin, he tells me “Wait for it, Momma…”
Then he slides down all by himself, collapsing into giggles as he lands on the grass.
He races around to where Daddy is waiting to help him up the ladder again. “Up! Up!” he shouts, the anticipation of his next ride already building up inside.