He seriously approached me with this suggestion and was shocked when I shot it down! It was time for me to present a few alternate, "safer" suggestions. The first that came to mine was tightrope walking. The big snafu with that idea was where to procure some steel rope at affordable pricing. Then a lightbulb came on. I remembered our friends down the block had a slackline. VC asked if he could borrow it and despite his initial frustrations and exasperation that he would never be able to do it, he now easily navigates across the rope.
Now that he is almost 17 we don't get to spend as much time together, so I was happy when he expressed an interest in teaching me to slackline. Surprisingly, I am not as clumsy as I thought I'd be!
I can barely take a step...but today was just my first day...
Raising a teen has presented many more challenges than I had been expecting. Taking a little time out from butting heads was a nice stress reliever :)