Fearlessness

That's an apt description of Joy. This morning, on our usual trip to the park she successfully went down the fireman's pole by herself. I was helping the kids down it and giving them pointers. Joy actually listened and then some! She reached out with one hand and then said "Hands off!", her way of telling me she can do it herself. She reached out with one hand, swung a leg out around the pole, swung the other leg out, and then let go of the play structure with her other hand and slid all the way down.
She was so happy, saying her little "Yay!" and clapping her hands, and then running around to the stairs to do it all over again.

I can't believe that she went down the fireman's pole by herself!!!!