Hayden Plinks Her First Can
As my daughter Hayden is anxious to tell anyone these days, she’s “five and a half.” The other afternoon, we set up a safe area in the backyard, and she took her first shot with a pellet gun. Her target was simply an empty can. We made sure everything was safe and she assured me she had the can in her sights. She squeezed the trigger and let out a big shout of joy and excitement when the can tumbled. I secured the gun while she took off running to fetch the target to show us. It was all so simple, natural, and spontaneous, but it’s now a moment of accomplishment and happiness our family will always have to cherish. This is just the first of many, many more outdoor firsts our family looks forward to enjoying together.