Earlier this month, April 2nd to be exact, my kid and I went to Enchanted Kingdom. Thanks to the company sponsored tickets! 😀
It was his first time in an amusement park. We don’t usually go to amusement parks because he usually refuse to go to the mini versions in malls. So I thought, it just something he is not interested in.
The first ride we saw was EKstreme Drop Tower. Since the queue was just short I asked him if he wanted to try it. He immediately said “Nah, I am afraid of heights Ma.”
So, we continued to roam and I saw another ride with few people in line, the Up Up and Away. I asked him if he wanted to try it and he agreed. I lost count how many times he said OMG, called my name and grabbed my arms while we where on the ride. He happily survived! 😀 He kept saying, “Next! Next! Next Ma!” His acrophobia suddenly disappeared.
After several steps, we saw Air Race. “Let’s try that Ma! I want to try if I can be a pilot someday.” We immediately fell in line. While waiting, he kept asking me if I can do it. If I am definite that I can ride Air Race, without hesitation I said Yes (hiding my nervousness) 🙂 . Then he asked, “Do you think I can do it?” trying to boost his confidence I replied, “Of course!”. “I might cry after this” was the last thing he said and up we go. 🙂
Experiencing happiness through a child’s heart is indeed priceless experience. We were twisted 360 degrees and swinging sideways while circling clockwise. This ride isn’t for the faint hearted. I wanted to reach for my son’s hands to make sure he is okay but unfortunately his hands never left the security handle. 🙂
We lived through the ride! ahhaha! His reaction was “That’s it Ma?” with head’s up high and a bragging tone but with googly eyes. I am so happy we’ve gone through this crazy test together. I cant wait to see that cap turn into a Pilots hat. As of right now, I don’t know how I will I be able to send my son to an aeronautics school. I am praying constantly with God’s grace his dream will come true.
Someday we will celebrate and I will salute my very own pilot. As of the moment, all I can afford is to celebrate this success with Ice cream! ^_^