Blah! Great way to start an entry, huh?! Well, I’ve been in a big ‘ol funk and I don’t think I can find a shovel big enough to scoop myself out. I’m trying not to let it get me down, but some things are easier said than done. Hopefully I am not the only adult in the world that feels like screaming, crying, laughing hysterically, and flailing around like a two-year old having a full on temper tantrum, every once in a while! Then again, I’m not sure that would even help…just make me look like a fool and get me a one way ticket with the white coats! lol..Anyway, enough of that! I thought I would share more of my “Proud Mommy Moments”!
I mentioned in my previous post, “Yesterdays Mail”, that both of my girls seem to be really enjoying school…well, as much as any kid really enjoys it, but we haven’t had too many complaints. Malerie (9) is doing well already. She aced her first spelling test and wrote a story about “The Girl Who Always Smiled”. It is always quite funny when you get a chance to get inside Mal’s head and find out what’s going on in there! This story was sad and hilarious all at the same time. The girl, Stella (have no clue where she came up with the name), was being picked on at school, because her face got stuck in a huge smile. The kids at school wanted to know why she smiled all the time and why she was talking funny. Stella became upset because she was being picked on so much and she didn’t know why her face had gotten stuck, so she stood up for herself and told the other kids that it wasn’t nice to pick on other people for the way they look (written in capital letters, and all!) and the kids finally left her alone. It was sad, to me, that my little girl wrote a story like this…about a girl being bullied for her appearance, but at the same time I was proud that she ended her story with the girl doing something about it and standing up for herself. The hilarious part was her reading/shouting the story to me and the pictures that she drew of Stella and the other kids. I love the fact that my kids have crazy imaginations, but can somehow put a real life issue into perspective at such a young age. Kinda makes me feel like I’m doing something right.
I also mentioned last time that, Madelynn (11), has started volleyball. Her first game was last week, she wasn’t able to play because she had broken a blood vessel in her wrist, but they won! Last night was the first home game and she got to play. This is the second sport that she has ever been in. Over the summer both girls were in fast pitch soft ball for the first time and seemed to adjust and do really well. Madelynn’s team has had practice every night after school and when she sets her mind on something, she really gets into it…she is constantly messing around with her ball in the yard. I cannot begin to tell you the swell of pride I had while watching her play that game last night! She is a rock star when it comes to serving the ball! She had fans cheering for her in the bleachers! They do two games up to 25 points and the third game is up to 15. I was pretty impressed when they rotated around the first set and she served. I was thinking, holy crap that was awesome! The girls have to rotate out, too, but the coach kept her in and all but one serve was perfectly over the net! She started the third game serving and it was, like, every time she served, the opposing team could not return it! She had five points on the board! I was seriously getting teary eyed watching her. She is always so nervous about things, but she just looked so confident and it was like she had found this perfect spot in the floor and there was no stopping her! The rest of her team played well, too. They didn’t win last night, but they tried hard and that is all that matters. I am definitely excited to see more!
So, there are two of my “Proud Mommy Moments” for the week! I suppose I should get off of this thing and do some grown up type activity *groan*!