At this point in our lives, many weekends, my husband and I divide and conquer…it’s the only way for the children to participate in extracurricular activities. This weekend was no exception. Baby girl’s tap/ballet class, son’s baseball practice, son’s baseball potluck, son’s basketball practice, daughter’s piano competition, son’s basketball game. There was no time to breathe, no time for error
We found out a month ago that the twins’ piano competition would be the same day that my son plays the top team in his basketball league.
So needless to say, my son was taken out of the competition and I focused my energy getting daughter prepared. She counted down the weeks and then days and this weekend
we she competed in her very 1st piano competition. Brought back so many positive childhood memories and truth be told, I was way more nervous than she!
It was a mommy and daughter day…full of nerves and butterflies. But she remained calm and composed and performed like a pro! Couldn’t have been happier and SO proud of this girl who strives for perfection in *most* areas of her life. At the age of 8, she’s got nerves of steel. She may not talk during class (she gets graded down in participation every year) but has no fears or qualms about performing in her school’s talent show, ice skating show, and now piano competition.
All the participants, ranging from age 5 to 12, received a participation trophy and winners were going to be announced at a later time. You can imagine my excitement when I received a call this morning from our piano teacher.
and my son WON his basketball game! It’s times like these that remind me that what I am doing, no matter how stressful and tiring it is, benefit my children and teach them an important life lesson. Pour your heart into the task at hand, and it will, most of the times than not, yield positive results!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now on to brainstorming Valentine’s day treats!