Ella approached the top of the giant curly slide with trepidation. She sat with her feet dangling into the shute trying to work up the courage to start her decent when she slipped and slid down without being ready. On the way down she yelled to me “Help! Help!” With her feet firmly planted in the gravel at the bottom of the slide she announced “That was a little scary, but it was fun” and began to make the long arduous climb back up to the top. Again with feet hanging into the slide the anticipation was unbearable, she talked to herself “It’s kinda scary, but it’s fun… but it’s BIG BIG BIG…” finally she concluded “nope it’s toooo curly” as she stood up to trace her steps back down the jungle gym.