Tuesday, March 13, 2012

4 Year Old Dive Bar

The dive bar has been raised.

Apologies for the high decibel woot from yours truly.  Note to Self: Phone camera close, no need to yell.

And, although you may not find this overly exciting, for me it was a very proud moment.  It meant Lukas apparently doesn't share my innate fear of falling from high places   landing in a painful heap. I am about twice as tall as he is, so I would have to double the height of the board to get the same effect.  Ummm, no thanks.

Yeah, watching my son walk right out there the his first time and barely hesitate before jumping was pretty thrilling to watch as a dad.

Where you may see a boy jumping off a board, I see my son taking another giant leap towards growing up.  To me it spoke to his personality, to his gusto, to his moxie and makeup.  Yes, I liked what I saw.   I gave him a huge high five when he got out of the pool.

So please forgive my enthusiasm. I am a dad whose 4 year old is growing by leaps and bounds before my eyes.


Rachael said...

Last time I went up the ladder on a high dive I think I was about 16. I had to climb back down. I guess I grew up and my fear of falling got too strong. So, way to go Lucas! That's pretty impressive.

Diplo_Daddy said...

That’s just phenomenal! Did he run right around and do it again?

momnextdoor said...

Dude that's amazing! The HIGH DIVE! You're pride and enthusiasm is well deserved! Please give Lucas a high five for me too!!! Awesome!

(Can he teach me how to do that?)

Mrs. M said...

He did awesome - well worthy of every scream. They just grow up too darn fast! :)

Anonymous said...

That was AMAZING! As a kid, I stood on the high dive for about twenty minutes, while all the others in line cursed my name, only to eventually turn around and run back to the three foot area. I was probably about 19 years old.

BloggerFather said...

That's crazy! I searched for him on the lower one before I realized he was climbing the ladder. Good job!

Cheryl said...

This made me smile and I've never met the kid! Good for him. I can barely get my 7-year-old to put his face in the water.

DGB said...


I've always been too afraid to jump off the high dive. It's those couple of feet where the rails end but the board keeps going that gets me. My palms sweated just watching this.

Go Lukas!!!

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Gawd that was nerve wrecking and he's not even mine :) Awe but yay lukas that is sooooo awesome! :)) How proud a daddy you must be!

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Rachael - Yeah, I can't remember the last time I did the high board either. If I ever have. Cool that he got the chance and took advantage.

@Diplo Daddy - He only got the one chance. Though he did want to go again.

@Momnextdoor - Done. Yes, I was very proud.

@Teri - Yes, they do. But it is sure fun along the way.

@Lee - That's too funny. Thanks for stopping by.

@BloggerFather - Thanks! That was a lot of fun for him. Not sure that he realized how impressive that was for a kid his age.

@Cheyrl - Thanks. Yeah, it was a lot of fun for him, and very brave too.

@Daddy Geek Boy - Yeah, that is the scary part isn't it. I still have visions of him slipping. Maybe that's a parent thing.

@Monkey Butt - It's more nerve wracking watching it after the fact. But well worth it.

Kevin said...

That was awesome. I had a huge smile as I watched that. I don't think my kids would be as brave. Good job, Lukas!

Portland Dad said...

There is no need to apologize or even explain yourself on this. This is amazing and so cool to see as a parent and brought a smile to my face watching him walk out there and make the jump. Awesome!

Knatolee said...

I wasn't that brave when I was 40, never mind 4! What a guy!

the other amy m said...

Thanks so much for sharing, that would make any parent proud. I love reading your post, it cheers me up no matter what kind of day I've had. You and your family are very special.

Slamdunk said...

Salute to your son's bravery. No way our little gang would get up there.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Kevin - Thanks. He didn't think much of it, which was probably the key to him doing it.

@Portland Dad - I always cringe at the obnoxious sounds I make when excited and recording something. I guess times like these do warrant it though. Thanks for the comment.

@Knatolee - You mean you aren't still in your 30's? How can that be?

@Amy - Like I said in my email, that really made my day. Very nice to hear that. Thank you.

@Slamdunk - Cool, thanks for the comment bud.