Oh they had fun today.
I have been trying very hard over the last year not to pre-empt my children and not to let my personal fears rule their behaviours. Even though it is a bit scary to watch them race down the driveway with nothing protecting them, I know that it is best for me to allow it to be. We are right there next to them and they need their freedom to decide how far they want to push themselves, how brave they want to be and to recognise their own personally set limits without our interferance.
My job is not to yell out a million ‘Be careful’s’ (no matter how much I want to!). My job is to be there for them if they need me, and to watch with a mixed sensation of fear and pleasure until they are satisfied with their efforts and we can go back into the saftey net that is home ;).