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Cakes can switch from being an indoor artsy type kid to a rough and ready outdoor kid in minutes. We never know what she is going to want to do. A simple play on the fort turned into a great learning experience as Daddy let Cakes take the truck up onto the fort (something I would have been super reluctant to do). Watching her climb up the fort carrying the large truck was gut wrenching but she assured us that it was necessary for her to do so and that Daddy could not pass her the truck (lots of discussion was had around not doing this unsupervised). Daddy facilitated the conversation explaining to Cakes how gravity works. Daddy can be a bit silly and was getting his ups and downs incorrect so Cakes spent lots of time correcting Daddy and giving demonstrations. The two of them spent plenty of time playing this game until Daddy's attention span got the better of him and he headed of too mow the yard (this left me watching her climb and slide the truck as much as it scared me).