Some parents have children who are afraid to try anything new. You'll find these children hiding behind their parents legs. They may or may not have said legs in a death grip hold.
But what if you're a parent and you're not sure which category your child falls under? Well parents, there's a time honored test to find this out. Rollercoasters.
Just take your child on a rollercoaster and you will have your answer within seconds. If at the end of the ride your child is happily asking to go on it again, you've got a risk taker. If, on the other hand, your arm has been clawed to a bloody stump, you have yourself a scaredy cat.
I've tested my own child in this manner. I'd hoped that the child I'd birthed would be a rollercoaster rider like myself, but no. She's just a big ol' chicken. Of course, this hasn't kept me from retesting her every chance I've gotten. Oddly enough, I continue to get the same result. But I will persist, because it builds character. Both for her and me. But mostly for her.
Looking for more ways to build character? How about joining in the Life is Funny blog carnival? It'll be good for you. There's even some new posts there for you to read. Now hop to it before I take you on another rollercoaster.