slide for the first time just a few months before turning 4 and didn't have any trouble. We weren't sure Luke was up to the challenge but with nothing ventured nothing is gained. At first when we put Luke on the path to the steps of the slide he wasn't very interested and got right back off. After watching Alyce and Gideon do it he knew what was up and wanted to try. He took a few attempts to go up the steps each time trying a different means of ascension. At first he tried to stay vertical like a normal stair case and holding onto the hand rail but couldn't keep his balance and slid back down. He finally adopted a hands and knees approach that worked.
His climb to the top I'd describe as epic. Well epic for a 2 year old. For every few steps up he'd slip down one. When he finally reached the top everyone cheered for him. You'd think that this would be one of those life defining moments for him where he overcame something hard and could draw upon when he faces something hard. But he's just 2 and probably wont even remember this in a few days.
Know this Luke, Mom and I are proud of you.