There is probably no theme more typical of this summer than Kina’s sudden escalation in bravery. In the last two months, she’s taken up dunking, swimming, climbing various nets and logs at the playground, talking to dogs, and riding thrill rides at Coney Island (including a Tilt-a-Whirl ride that had Daddy close to emptying his guts). Yesterday’s visit to an adventure gym was no exception to this trend, and Kina spent the entire day with her friends there jumping, falling, and careening in ways that kindergarten Kina never would.
We are so proud of her.
On the topic of pride, how proud we are of the child who, tomorrow morning, will become a first grader! She finally made it across the margin! Kudos to our tiny publisher, who never fails to remind her newsroom who signs the checks.