The lighter was turned off, if that makes this game seem a little safer. And also, he was wearing a helmet.
Why don't we have any photos of him clapping? He claps all day long.After he feeds himself a particularly delicious bite of dinner and after he asks for and receives a clean diaper, he claps. After every shot, air balls and toilet bowls and swishes, he claps. After each round of Wheels on the Bus and after he delivers trash to waste basket, when he dismounts from the couch or leaps over the laundry pile, Tollie claps for himself. I encourage it, actually, because not everyone owns their strengths as passionately as they own their screwups. I want him to. Being alive is such a strange, uncertain journey, we all need as much applause as we can get. I put my hands together right along with his today.