I sat there, fascinated, watching him watch the water and all the potential it held. He pulled out a branch covered in soggy brown leaves. Then he pulled out a large chunk of wood he had previously thrown in. Who doesn't enjoy throwing things into water, watching a once in a life time splash that will never be repeated!?!
Maybe he will fall in the water...and be wet? Maybe he will slip and hit his head on a rock...and bleed? Maybe.
Maybe he will realize he has good balance, is smart, loves to explore, can get back up every time he falls, cuts heal, and that it's ok to get your shoes wet. Maybe.
Maybe he will remember when he was little and allowed to be a child.