We saw this video being teased on Instagram, and we knew it was going to be pretty nuts. But then it was released, and…well…it’s pretty nuts. A bit hard to watch in fact, and it brought out Hannah’s ‘Mum’ side. You could just watch the video, or you can watch it with Hannah’s Mum Voice in your head. You choose.
You know when you let your kids play, because they’re quiet, and they’re getting on with it, and they’re not fighting, and so you just let them get on with it? And then you think they’re really quiet, perhaps you ought to go and check what they’re up to? And when you get there you realise that some kind of primeval instinct must have kicked in because it was but a moment away from a mass trip to A&E? Well…this is kind of how I’m feeling about this. I hear Jordie is a nice guy. I hope this is all going to work out ok.
Just because you’ve built a massive tree ladder drop and spent a week doing it, doesn’t mean you have to ride it. It’s OK to say no. It’s important to teach your children to make good choices. And also to teach them to live with the consequences of any bad ones. Jordie, do you hear me? You don’t have to…oh. Um. Well, don’t touch the front brake, OK?
Letting your kids hurt themselves is part of letting them grow up, explore the world, and learn to judge risks. It can be hard to watch, but if you’re there with the hugs and the steri-strips, they’ll be OK in the end. Slightly wiser, hopefully. What have you learnt from this, Jordie?
Teaching your children respect for their environment is also good.
It’s also important to let you know you love your children and that you’re proud of them, whether they hit the gap jump or not, whether they land it or crash. So, yeah, Jordie, we’re impressed. But, you don’t need to risk everything on our account, so don’t feel obliged to push the limits any further for a Rough AF 4. We’re not sure we could watch anyway.