Saturday, May 23, 2009

This is the Face

This is the face of the boy who rode Griffon by himself today. We went to Busch Gardens to pick up Dan's phone, which fell out of his pocket while he was upside down last week. We thought we'd hang out for a few hours and just do some kiddie rides, splash in the water areas. It was just me and the two kids. Then we read on Benny's height check sheet that he could ride the roller coasters *unaccompanied.*

I called Dan. Would this be okay, did he think? Should I allow it? Beside me, Benny was jumping up and down, insisting that he would be fine - FINE. I waited for him. I watched every car. I followed the line as it went around. There were times I couldn't see him. I fretted and tapped my toe. He rode Apollo's Chariot, Alpengeist, and Griffon all by himself. In between we did Sadie rides and played in the water. He was patient. He was thrilled. He was, he told me, "self-responsible." Remember when Benny was born? This is that same boy, right now today:


  1. Aw! It is so bittersweet! On one hand, you're SO proud of him for being able to do it on his own. On the other, you wonder where the time when went... well, at least I do... Anyway, GO BENNY!! :)

  2. That's one happy face!

    It's amazing how fast they grow up, isn't it? My tummy wdoes flip flops every time one of two youngest is on one of the more "thrilling" rides, even when Pa is right beside them! No wonder the gray hairs are multiplying! LOL