Monday, August 10, 2009

Brings a tear to my eye....

My daughter is 6...she'll be starting 1st grade in a few weeks. She reminds me of myself in sooooooooooooooo many ways and I watch her and hope she'll grow up to be like me. I think I have a pretty good head on my shoulders and I'm organized. I've always been a good girl.

But I see my husband in her too and while I love him completely...we are opposites on many things.

So anyway, one thing my daughter does not much athleticism. I was the girl picked either last or second last in gym class and when we played games, I was never passed the ball or given much of a chance to participate..cause frankly I sucked and no one gave the sucky girl a chance to play and therefore give our team a better shot at losing. I pray my daughter will not have to bear this embarrassment, but I am sure it's bound to happen. She started soccer last week (by her request and I obliged because I want her to try all kinds of things and be a well rounded human being). They had their first practice and she loved every minute and had the hugest smile on her face. That right there was worth it to me. But I've watched the kid for the past 6-1/2 years and watched her on that field last week...she doesn't always pay attention and she just does not have that sportiness that the other kids have. She doesn't seem to have the determination to play hard. Maybe with practice, she'll find long as she's having fun, I'm happy.

Now I'll tell you where she has tons of determination....I could give this girl a box of crayons and a coloring book and she'd fill in the entire thing in a matter of an hour. Or give her a notepad, she'll not only draw pictures, but she'll add a story to go with it. One of my proudest moments and this was before she could even read or write...she wanted to make a book. She drew pictures and asked me to write her words. Then she learned to write on her own and once she started learning to read.....she took off and I am so proud of what she can do now.

I think my girl is gonna be artsy!


  1. Awww. That's how I was as a kid. You have a future writer or artist on your hands!

  2. Me too! I used to make little books...I distinctly remember a pop up book I made about flowers! I always had my hands into something crafty too.