Sometimes, I get too complacent.Sometimes, I get lazy.
Sometimes, I get scared to push myself...
Thank goodness for my 9yo who reminds me every now and then...
My 9yo has a busy schedule, just like his three older brothers and sister.
And sometimes I get overwhelmed, and get worried.
So one day, I was talking to him about gymnastics. With the intense summer schedule (2 ½ hours four nights a week), I asked my little guy if he wanted to quit.
And he said,
“Mom, I told you, I quit quitting.”
“But gymnastics is such a commitment even at summer time. Your hands are getting calloused, you're getting bruised and you won’t get to play that much at the pool. And there’s so much competition and so much hard work. It’s okay if you want to stop.”
“Mom, remember when I said "no" to the South Pacific musical international tour?"
I nodded...(We said no after a call-back because being on tour interferes with family)
"Mom, gymnastics is a challenge worth accomplishing…”
I smiled, wrote down what he said and gave him a tight hug.
(The photos were taken when I went hiking with my husband to the top of Mt.Mansfield in VT)