Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Seriously? What was he thinking?
Background information: Noah has been building a fort (there are 2 boards nailed to my tree.... constitutes a fort). Noah is afraid of heights and just not comfortable unless his 2 feet are firmly planted on the ground... Tom is on swing shift and so I am home alone with all kids and schedules in the evening...
Molly, Bis and Yordi come racing on to the deck screaming "mom come quick- Noah needs you". I hear these words often, but usually it is something very mild that requires me to simply be present (autism at its finest). I casually go outside and see this orange cap sticking out of the top of the tree... Seriously???? Noah climbed to the top? Apparently he climbed higher and higher, not realizing how high he was until his head peaked out at the top... He climbed up with no clue as to how he would get down. He is sobbing at the top of the tree... "this is so past fatal fall height". I assured him it really was just "multiple broken bone height" and that no indeed I was not calling the fire department. It took us under 40 minutes in the pouring rain but we were able to talk him down. After he was down I gave him a hug and asked how he was... "ok just a bit twitchy"... Seriously????