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Last Saturday we hosted our grandson's 2 year birthday party. What a blast...bounce house all all the festivities, friends and family. My son arranged for a bounce house thinking that his own son would be the first to run in to it and thoroughly enjoy, right? Nope!
Pretty much the entire time, he didn't want to have anything to do with that thing even though most of the kids attending were enjoying it (even some of the adults-hehe)....until, it was his idea.
After all the guests had departed, my husband took him over to the bounce house...at first, he was NOT going to go inside. My husband gave him a gentle but firm admonition to not have a little breakdown as he was attempting to do, and "Opa" then proceeded to just sit down on the cushion that was at the entrance to the inside. Our grandson sat down next to him and all of a sudden, he jumped up, started laughing, and ran into the bounce house and started bouncing up a storm.
Yep, it had to be his idea, his timing, his comfort-level.
It's kinda like many of us...even though we know something will be a positive experience-we hesitate, don't want to do it, and especially resist if being told by someone else to do it. You know: eat right, exercise, don't smoke, drink in moderation, get enough sleep, keep stresses at a minimum, etc, etc. Has to be our idea, right? Pretty much.
Hope you are choosing the right things for a healthy life, and hey, get in a bounce house from time to time, it's actually pretty fun.