We had stopped off in a Luberon wood as Joseph had convinced us that he was up for doing the French equivalent of "Go Ape" which is a sort of high wire adventure playground on a course strung around the tall pines.
Despite his confident pose we parents were mightily relieved by the safety harness and the training briefing.
Getting to grips with the clip on, clip off routine on the lower levels took come concentration at first.
But pretty soon he was up onto the high levels with barely a thought about anxious parents down below.
And finally maybe just a little too confident.