Another mom and I took the belaying class so that all the kids could use the harnesses which sounded like more fun than free climbing.
But, oh my goodness, was I stressing!
After we signed the waivers about how the rocking climbing place isn't responsible if anyone is injured, paralyzed or dies..........I found out that I was going to be responsible! They were connected to me by a rope and I felt like I had their lives in my hands literally. Ahhhh!!!!
I kept telling myself "I can do all things through Christ..." even belaying. : )
(why did I plan such a stressful field trip, I'd like to know?)
It turned out to be a blast though. One of my boys said it was 'the best field trip ever!!!!'
My many thanks to KG who was an awesome belay-er. (is that correct terminology? I have no idea)
My kids will definitely tell you that I could have used some more instruction on how to bring climbers down. LOL! I tried out my new belaying skills on them first and succeeded in scaring them.... But with some more practice, I got the hang of it.
I seemed to do better with other people's children. Maybe because I was praying my heart out while they were climbing. : )
I was just sure I wouldn't be able to move my arms in the morning but that was not the case. I was fine. It was my kiddos who were terribly sore.
But they would LOVE to go again someday!