Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Snapshot: Good Sports

After a traumatizing throw from her favorite horse, Holly, a few weeks ago, Sarah was back in the saddle this morning.  Even though she had dusted herself off and remounted following the spill, given the time to think over these past days, she had spiralled into a state of intense anxiety. Her courage shown today, and the encouragement of her superlative coach, will undoubtedly keep her equestrian aspirations in motion.

In a fairly full tae kwon do class this afternoon (read: masters not able to watch each and every interaction), Darren was paired with a boy who seemed to joyfully---if not violently---ignore the parameters set forth for appropriate sparring contact. Biting my tongue and retaining my seat, I watched with pride as Darren maintained his composure, observed sportsmanlike guidelines and demonstrated an impressive skill set--- despite the temptation to respond in kind.

Confused by the sound of his master's voice amplified via karaoke machine, Larry resigned himself to simply enjoying the morning mayhem.

Such is the stuff of our weekend so far. How's your weekend looking?

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The spectrum of qualties demonstrated this Saturday bring to mind some of my favorite FishfulThinking ingredients and activities!
Sarah's resilience? Aided by The Silver Lining Game
Darren's self-control and self-possession? The empowerment-focused What Would You Do? game
The whole family's joy basking in silliness? Attitude of Gratitude


kimberly said...

what victorious moments!

Barbara Manatee said...

Glad Sarah was able to get back on there after her fall! I don't blame her for being anxious and scared! I'd be too!!

And way to go Darren for showing self restraint!!

And once again - good job Mama!

Terra said...

your weekend sounds FAB!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Good for Sarah! She is braver than me, that's for sure!!!