Tsaddik (11 and a half years-old): Tatty, can I go to the mikveh every day during shovavim (instead of only erev shabbos)?.
Father: No, I don't think so. The reasons for shovavim, don't apply to you.
Tsaddik: But is there anything wrong with it?
Father:Well, I don't think you are ready for it yet. You know, mein tsadikel, it's like when you run up the stairs and jump a few steps at a time. You can get there faster but you can also slip and fall. That's called "kefitsas hamadreigos" and generally not a good idea.
Tsaddik: But I ALWAYS run up the stairs and I have strong legs and I never fall.