One of the themes of the book Last Child in the Woods (see previous post this month) is that Nature gives children/people opportunities to test themselves. Especially, it would seem, with regard to the immutable properties of physics — like gravity.

When I saw the following unfold, my first reaction was to go tell Nic (Theo was asleep at the beginning) to stop; that he might get hurt; that it wouldn’t work. But instead I watched from the living room, sleeping/nursing baby in arms. (While chanting the familiar mantra: We have good insurance, we have good insurance…)

And I was bestowed with the gift of being completely and utterly wrong. He figured it out. And even in person (as in these pix) it seems utterly impossible…but there it is/was. Enjoy!