He insisted on sitting close to Grandma to enjoy his lunch:
Who can resist?As a mother, I try to ask myself before acting, "Is this really dangerous? What would be the worst thing that happens if he really did fall in?"
My mothering instincts told me that any damage would be worth the fun. "Look at my fish, mom," says David:
Try to imagine how hard it was to jump up and run to rescue my baby all the while choking back hysterical laughs and wishing I could have caught it all on video. Let's just say the other adults were having a hard time covering up their laughter too -- picture Baby Cakes falling into the pond, large stick in hand, terrified, but then immediately discovering it was only 6 inches deep and therefore able to stand up right away. The only problem was his hat, which somehow became lodged over his face. Poor thing stood in the murky water in a panic, stick in hand, scared more from the loss of sight than from the fall into the water. He really did look like a Marshwiggle.