Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tough Enough.....Am I?????

This title made me laugh a little.....
yesterday our school had their annual tough enough event
it is always so fun for the kids....
the upper school students have a carnival of sorts for the kids
face painting, cake walk ect
then all the families walk to the field 
for grade level races across or around the field depending on their grade.

the afternoon started off great
with a little face painting

haha found this on my phone
Janie's selfie to see what her unicorn looks like:)


bean bag throw

more friends

JK's lined up for their race
Janie is on the very end

I love how she is looking at me:)

look at Madeline go!

I am so proud of my girls
this is an intimidating thing for them to do
they are both very excited going into it
but then both start getting anxious
lots of people
having to "perform"
things that many kids just do without a thought
but not these two

wish I had gotten a pic with eyes open....geez mom check your pics
could have been that another little peep was starting down that slippery 
melt down slope????

this one perhaps????
...refused picture taking...

this is where the title Tough Enough...Am I???
...makes me laugh a bit now
not last night let me add!
keepin it real
just sayin

We were supposed to stay for the kids to sing the national anthem with their classes before the game
one little peep named Madeline was too stressed about it
( insert whining, impatience ect)
we made the call to head on out to eat
not a good choice according to peep number 2
a fit of large proportions ensued...
a stand off of sorts
(all in front of the school)
until her Daddy picked her up
yelling and screaming
and put her in his truck....
enough said

needless to say....
we did not go out to eat as planned!

All kidding aside
this was a normal evening for us these days
lots of impromptu last minute changes due to the emotional needs
these girls of mine experience

My question
 Am I???...

able to
stay calm
parent correctly
love deeply
hold tightly
understand wisely
decide quickly
be the mom God wants me to be

all these thoughts plague me daily
as we struggle through the "not so fun even though the pics look fun" times....
I try to remember the actual fun in these moments 
and laugh about the not so fun!

 earlier in the day 
my princess was very happy 

eating Chinese food with Mommy

thankfully she did not eat ALLLL of that food
even though she said she could!!

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