“Trophy, Trophy, Trophy!”

Today’s gift:  M won a Trophy for The Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Race!

His custom police race car (built with love by M and Dad) was fast.  It raced with a purpose and won!  When M’s name was announced, he jumped, screamed, cheered and literally bounced to the stage to receive his trophy and certificate.  The crowd cheered and high-fived him with abandon.

All the way he chanted, “Trophy, Trophy, Trophy” and it was the only sound I heard in the noisy crowded room.

It’s hard to believe or explain to others that hours earlier at home M had refused to get dressed, told us he had changed his mind about the race and virtually shut-down because of the emotions and anticipation.  As his dedicated pit crew, Dad and I got him ready and gave him what he needed to give the day his best.

We all won today.  Victory is sweet!

One Response to ““Trophy, Trophy, Trophy!””

  1. Carol Says:

    Wow! What a wonderful antithesis to M’s anticipation. Hopefully, he can make the connection and greet the next scary event with a sense of hope rather than a sense of dread. My sincere kudos to you both for the parents that you are! You remain loving, tireless and altogether unconditional in your parenting. I have such admiration for you and B. Well done and, trust me, it is something that will never ever disappoint you. I think that the act of “parenting” is the most perfect and selfless act there is…..P.S. the way you balance the two kids and their separate needs is inspirational!!!!

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