Paddling along

We took a walk on the Toronto lakeshore the other day and passed this little pond where people could rent a canoe or an individual paddle boat for a 15-minute ride. The little paddle boats were clearly for kids but most of them were occupied by 6-8 year olds or so it seemed to my critical motherly eye.
So I was surprised when Koopa suddenly requested one. I was surprised because I know how cautious he is with new things, and how freaked out he was when we first put him in a canoe with us about six with ago. So I fully expected it to be a waste of 5 bucks because I thought he would bail out as soon as he sets his feet in it. But boy was I wrong! He sat down, grabbed the handles and headed towards the middle of the pond like he’s been doing it all his life.

“Mama, I tried to paddle as fast as I could!”

Go, Koopa, go! Well, maybe our canoe trip in a week will go ok afterwards.

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