But she tries.
She tried soccer when she was 5 and then again this year.
Last year she tried Tennis for the first time.
In Junior High she played one year of Volleyball.
She just finished her first year of
The ONE sport that has lasted is swimming. She has been part of a summer swim league for the past 5 years. I haven't talked about that much here, but trust me summer is coming and I will.
Yesterday she came home and said she signed up for track.
Then she started crying.
I tried to sound real upbeat and encouraging, because I knew that's what she needed.
She said she wanted to get in shape for swim this summer and at the time it sounded like a good idea. Run around a track all afternoon with some
She had forgotten that it actually involved meets.
So we spent some time going over the events she could possibly do.
I made it clear that she was not to even attempt the hurdles.
That sounds mean, but just trust me.
We thought maybe the long jump. You land in a nice pile of soft sand.
She was too worried it would get in her hair.
She can't do any of the throwing events because she has a shoulder injury.
Finally we just started laughing.
I told her how amazing and brave I thought she was and that I love how I never know what to expect from her. And that I wish I could not take life or even my own limitations so seriously.
That night as she was going to bed, she yelled...
"Bring on the next!" in a strong confident voice.
All I can say is.......stay tuned.