June 22, 2012

five minute friday: risk

I'm the one behind the camera.
The historian, the album keeper, the recorder of all things us.

While we were away, we rented stand-up paddle boards. I said I might try... but when it got right down to it, I was there with the camera... not wanting to miss a moment of the antics and the falls and the {few} successes. I enjoy watching them laugh, and squeal... so much so that it makes me want to drop the camera and join in the fun. But something holds me back. Something bigger than the need for adventure and fun.

I wish I could say it was fear.

But the truth is... it isn't. 
I have a feeling it is more the I am the Mom, I don't need to do that, I will just sit back and watch.

Yes, I wish I could say it was fear.

Last week, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and climb aboard. It was... exhilarating! I even stood up! {But that evidence is floating somewhere in the Atlantic, in my waterproof camera.}
As my daughter explained...

Huh?  You only live once!

Five Minute Friday writing for 5 minutes flat!


Amy said...

That is definitely a risk! :) Very brave!!! {and fun}

Aubrey said...

Hooray for you!

Southern Gal said...

You lost your camera? Notice it's the picture taker in me concerned about the camera. You are courageous to even try that thing. I just asked Jacob if he has tried a paddle board since he's sitting at the beach every weekend (poor baby). He said no he just sits and watches and laughs at everyone else. ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

You ARE brave. It looks like fun....but it looks like it hurts when you {me} fall.
Did you really lose the camera??? Oh my. Yes YOLO for sure!

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