Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
ajane's Avatar
ajane
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,107
My Mood:
SUCH a proud mama! UPDATED post 3.....and now sad mama....

My oldest dd made a spot on both the medley relay swimming breastsroke AND the freestyle relay for the Junior Olympics.......and she is only 8 years old! OMGosh what an amazing honor and I'm so, so, so proud of her. She had her championship swim meet for her summer club today and afterwards about 6 families went out afterwards for dinner. The parents were all talking about this one coach from another team who swam in the coaches relay and had the most amazing breaststroke. One of the dads said "yeah, the only other swimmer I have seen swim the breaststroke like that is Ella"......my dd.

We have our summer club awards banquet on Thurs. and she will be the high point winner for 3 years in a row now.

My sweet Lily (6) had 2 records for the long course season and did amazing for our summer club as well. Even though she didn't feel good today (she thought she was going to get sick before her first event, but still wanted to swim) she still place 2nd in 3 events and 1st in 1 event in our summer club championship meet today. This is out of 30 swimmers.

Advertisement

__________________
sahm to 3 little women and 1 little man who keep me extremely busy and take all of my time away from here!
I have LOTS of toys to sell....My Little Pony, Fisher Price ramp & speedway, Littlest Pet Shop, you name it I probably have it! PM me!

Last edited by ajane; 07-18-2012 at 08:35 PM.
ajane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
joyous's Avatar
joyous
Registered Users
Formerly: erika375
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,901
Awww congratulations!! What amazing girls you have!!
__________________
Single mama to my sweet D. Taking life one day at a time.
joyous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
ajane's Avatar
ajane
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,107
My Mood:
Re: SUCH a proud mama! UPDATED post 3.....and now sad mama....

So, last night was dh's and my 13th anniversary. He took me out for dinner and gave me a card with an interesting ending sentence. Turns out he had booked a surprise trip for us to Vegas this weekend. Poor guy had NO idea (nor did I) when he booked it that Ella would be selected to swim on a relay (let alone both) for the Junior Olympics this weekend. He told me we could delay our flight on Fri. to see her swim at least the first day, but we would lose an entire day in doing so. I told him to keep the flights and we will go as planned. I'm just so sad that I'm going to miss my baby swim in such an important meet. She was pretty sad also knowing that I wouldn't be there. I am at every.single.swim meet she has. My parents will be taking her up and watching her and hopefully video'ing it for me.
__________________
sahm to 3 little women and 1 little man who keep me extremely busy and take all of my time away from here!
I have LOTS of toys to sell....My Little Pony, Fisher Price ramp & speedway, Littlest Pet Shop, you name it I probably have it! PM me!
ajane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: SUCH a proud mama! UPDATED post 3.....and now sad mama....

Hugs mama! There is no way I could go knowing that DD was at a meet like that. You are stronger than I!!!
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
Connor's Avatar
Connor
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvsviola
Hugs mama! There is no way I could go knowing that DD was at a meet like that. You are stronger than I!!!
This! Have fun on your trip though
__________________
Single Mommy to my 3 year old DS born all natural. We are a Cosleeping, Breastfeeding, Babywearing Non-Vaxing DUO!!
Connor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #6
ajane's Avatar
ajane
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,107
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvsviola
Hugs mama! There is no way I could go knowing that DD was at a meet like that. You are stronger than I!!!
Well obviously if I had any chance to postpone it I would, but unfortunately I can't. It is EXTREMELY hard for me. Everything was booked months ago and it would cost a lot more money to reschedule everything.
__________________
sahm to 3 little women and 1 little man who keep me extremely busy and take all of my time away from here!
I have LOTS of toys to sell....My Little Pony, Fisher Price ramp & speedway, Littlest Pet Shop, you name it I probably have it! PM me!
ajane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 08:45 AM   #7
sallyjean's Avatar
sallyjean
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 911
My Mood:
Re: SUCH a proud mama! UPDATED post 3.....and now sad mama....

As moms we give up a LOT for our kids but we don't have to give up everything. Don't let guilt or what other people think you should do ruin your trip.
__________________
erin, wife to pete, mom to simon (7) abby and elly (4.5y)
Screwing up my kids in my own unique way since 2007
sallyjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #8
raymark's Avatar
raymark
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,116
My Mood:
Re: SUCH a proud mama! UPDATED post 3.....and now sad mama....

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvsviola View Post
Hugs mama! There is no way I could go knowing that DD was at a meet like that. You are stronger than I!!!

This. But, I know I would regret missing my child's activity more than i would regret losing the money. If you know you would be regrettfully attending your childs event while wishing you were in Vegas then you certainly need the 'me time' and both you and your daughter will be better off after you enjoy a nice vacation
raymark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
Mac & Cheeses mom's Avatar
Mac & Cheeses mom
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Nj
Posts: 6,289
My Mood:
Oh Hugs Momma! I am so sorry you will miss this meet!

Is there anyway you can Skype or FaceTime the meets to you so you can still watch? It would not be the same thing, but it would be better than nothing. Kwim?
__________________
Mom to Breille (cheese) 9-14-00 & Mackenzie (Mac) 12-31-10
I do know how to spell, my smartphone does not.
Mac & Cheeses mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 02:22 PM   #10
diaperangel's Avatar
diaperangel
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Posts: 329
My Mood:
Re: SUCH a proud mama! UPDATED post 3.....and now sad mama....

Hey mama....

I am a High Performance Synchro Coach in Canada...and I wanted to say something that might help you feel better?? (I'm obvs a mom too :-) so I get how hard this is) BUT...

athletes - and yes, even an 8 year old is an "athlete"!! - need to be responsible and accountable for their own performances. Often, when mom is around, it is more distracting, and emotional control is LESS than if the athlete is away at a meet just with the Coach.

Explain to her that you believe in her and you know that she is a strong young lady - you know she can do her best and that doesn't depend on you being there. Watch on livestream, text, have a party to celelbrate whatever the outcome...

The fact that she has been able to get this far shows how much of an awesome parent you are - it takes a lot to get that far in sport...good job!!!

Enjoy your trip - and good luck to your daughter!
__________________
Homeschooling, nature loving mama of 4 beautiful blessings
diaperangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.