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Title: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: Schriscoe on June 02, 2012, 05:12 PM
I am working on a PB and my MC is a 5 year old boy who feels very brave.

Any suggestions on something a 5 year old boy would consider as brave? Things he would never do? Or things he would always do? EX: not cover his eyes when watching a scary movie(that type of thing).

Thanks
Sharon
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: Pons on June 02, 2012, 05:20 PM
Putting his hands up on a roller coaster.
Tasting something that everyone else thinks is disgusting - like asparagus.
Being publicly kind to someone at school who is being teased.
Telling the lunch lady he lost his money. (That one would have scared me. We had a mean lunch lady.)
Sleeping without a night light.
Investigating a strange sound in the closet at night.
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: CarrieF on June 02, 2012, 05:55 PM
Here are some things my 5 yo (now 6) would have considered brave:

- climbing high up in a tree
- wading out into (for him) very high surf
- swimming around by himself in the deep end of the pool
- riding his bike one handed
- asking a strange adult (e.g. a librarian, a waiter in a restaurant) for help or something he wanted
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: LeahSullivan on June 02, 2012, 05:58 PM
Hi!

How about facing up to a scary animal (I mean, going past where that animal lives, not actually trying to fight it!!), or walking past a freaky house? Or if you want to go into a more fantastical realm, maybe he confronts the monster under his bed/in his closet!

Cheers!
Leah
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: Helen on June 02, 2012, 06:10 PM
eating a bug on a dare
riding his bike to a friend's house  for the first time
flying on a zip line at camp
sitting on an elephant's trunk at the circus
telling the truth when he really doesn't want to
rollerblading for the first time
kissing a girl (my first kiss was from Lonnie in the first grade on the merry-go-round...blush)
returning a lost puppy even though he wants to keep it.
jumping off the high dive board
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: wolfie712 on June 02, 2012, 07:18 PM
Some things my kids would consider brave:

Spending the night for the first time at a friend's or relative's house.
Riding their bike off the curb.
Trying to catch a popfly during baseball or T-ball.
Paying for their own toy at the store.
Going on their first campout.
Crossing a stream on a hike (like hopping across on the rocks).
Sledding down a steep hill.

Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: majanecka on June 02, 2012, 10:12 PM
Sleeping in a high bed up close to the ceiling.
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: awful waffles on June 02, 2012, 11:02 PM
I work as a librarian, and one time a little boy bravely told me that he had tossed his big sister's library book up in the air--and into the ceiling fan!  He was so sorry and so sincere, but I still chickle to think of that book going fwap fwap fwap and his sister being outraged.  Anyway, confessions can be scary!
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: Schriscoe on June 03, 2012, 05:49 AM
 :thankyou
Yes this is exactly the type stuff I was looking for. I knew I could count on the BB'ers.

Thanks so much everyone!
Sharon
Title: Re: What would a 5 year old boy consider brave?
Post by: Nan on June 05, 2012, 02:34 PM
Hmmm, let me think back to my kids...
Not sucking his thumb
Not crying when he falls or worse yet, when he's pushed
Not being scared of the dentist or doctor
Not flinching at an immunization
Petting a snake, elephant, or skunk at zoo camp
Ripping off a Band-Aid
Asking for directions (oh, wait, that's my husband)