We were over at friends house a few weeks ago and they had some really fun outdoor toys, so my husband decided to put Evan at the top of the kid slide. He quickly learned the concept and really enjoyed sliding down, but as soon as it was over he got really upset. Instead of letting us pick him up to put him on the top or let us show him how to climb the ladder he tried walking up the slide. This didn’t go over to well…. A few times he would get so close to the top but then he would slide right back down, or he would just plain fall off. He got even more frustrated but every time we tried to show him the correct way he still wanted to do it his way. We finally just let him explore it on his own and after several minutes went by and a few high pitch screeches he finally found the rungs on the ladder and made it to the top.
I can’t even count how many times I have struggled or got frustrated with this weight loss journey. I have definitely tried to climb that slide backwards thinking I can get to the top quicker and easier but every time as I was half way to the top, I just slid back down to the bottom. I’m learning to use the rungs of the ladder myself. It may not seem as fast or exciting but it will get me there one step at a time!