So Jenya FINALLY got to climb the rock wall, after waiting impatiently for "forever." And she did a great job, and really enjoyed herself.
The new Y in our neighborhood opened a year or so ago and has a rock climbing wall. Jenya has been dying to climb it ever since she first laid eyes on it, but much to her dismay they have a hard and fast minimum age of 7 years to climb. She has frequently expressed her frustrations with this rule ("It doesn’t matter how old you are, it matters can you do it"). Frankly I’m inclined to agree with her, but we explained to her that different places have different rules, and the Y has a right to make whatever rules they want for their space whether we think they are fair or not, and if we want to go there we have to play by their rules. Life’s like that.