Apparently kites are traumatic. Who knew?

Microblog_MondaysQ., yesterday: “E., it’s really windy today. Do you want to go up the ravine and fly a kite?”

E.: “Yes! That is a great idea!”

At the ravine:

E.: “What a big kite! It is brightly coloured! I like the red!”

Q. and I launch the kite successfully into the air.

E. screaming hysterically: “Daddy! Daddy! Get the kite down! Land the kite!”

Runs across the field, still screaming and weeping at the top of his lungs. Doesn’t return until the kite crashes.

E.: “Let’s put the kite away and never fly it again.”

One of these days, maybe we’ll figure this kid out.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Apparently kites are traumatic. Who knew?

  1. Mel

    I wonder what he thought would happen to the kite…

  2. Its cute and heartbreaking at the same time.

  3. oh jeez. So we should not go to the kite store here. Noted.

  4. Hmmm…I need to remember this about kites. My son (who just turned three) would probably react the same way.

  5. Turia

    Our best guess is he was afraid the kite would blow away (even though we showed him the strings). He has also reacted in a similar way (although not quite so extreme) to umbrellas being buffeted by the wind and when the wind was blowing around our empty rain barrels. Not sure if he thinks he could be blown away too, or if it’s just that he dislikes the chaos.

  6. Turia

    Our best guess is he was afraid the kite would blow away (even though we showed him the strings). He has also reacted in a similar way (although not quite so extreme) to umbrellas being buffeted by the wind and when the wind was blowing around our empty rain barrels. Not sure if he thinks he could be blown away too, or if it’s just that he dislikes the chaos.

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