A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jumping Queen

Sweets told me today that she had won an award.  Two of them, actually.  It seems that her school was having jump rope competitions in each class as part of their Red Ribbon Week, themed "A Healthy Me is Drug Free".

Each class had three jump rope competitions: single (yourself turning and jumping), long rope (you jump while two others turn), and double dutch.  Sweets won the first TWO!

She said she jumped for 15 minutes in single, longer than anyone else.  She then went last in long rope, and the teacher told her she could stop after 5 minutes because she had beaten all her classmates again.  By the time her double dutch turn started, she said she was so tired, she messed up after only a couple minutes.

Note that Sweets does not jump rope on a regular basis.  In fact, she is not a fan of too much exercise, other than swimming in the summer.  This is huge, and a big boost in her self-esteem.

I'm really proud of her and let her know.  Congratulations, Sweets!

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