On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Friday, March 26, 2010

No Fun Run but Fun Mom

In lieu of a track and field day and in light of the upcoming Relay for Life event, the kids school decided to do something called "Fun Run". The kids had to run or walk the track with prizes being awarded for first, second, third and honorable mention.

Sissy detests contests, races, anything competitive. It is a screaming fit waiting to happen. So when I picked her up yesterday, she was bummed. She didn't win anything (no surprise there!) but she held it together and refrained from the typical scream fest. Kudos!

Aspie Boy has been a brute this week, we're still titrating him onto the extended release tablets of Tenex, his ADHD/anti-stim med. So his teachers opted to retain him from participation in the Fun Run as his discipline. They checked with us first, we agreed. So no award for him either.

Wonder Girl, of course, is still non-weight bearing on her leg, in a wheel chair, yeah. No Fun Run for her either.

So I was in the check out at the dollar store and there by the counter are all the party favors including *drum roll* a package of ribbons complete with "WINNER!" medallions! Four in all. Sweet. One for the FUN MOM too.

I picked them up from school but first I put the ribbons in their respective cubbies in the van. You should have heard their squealing! Mine is hanging form the rear view mirror and theirs are hanging around their necks.

Hey, everybody needs a ribbon now and again. Even if you never win the Fun Run.


Diana said...

Way to find a little glimmer of yellow in your life again! Good job, mom!

Ashley said...

This is beautiful, Jennie!

GB's Mom said...

Great idea!

GB's Mom said...

Back again: I am glad you included yourself in the awards!

J. said...

that was a great idea! You are doing a great job.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

So sweet!!!!