Sierra had ski race practice today. She got home at around 2:30 and immediately wanted to go swimming. I told her that I thought she should stay home for the rest of the day and take it easy. After all, she has been skiing hard every single day since school let out on December 20th. She has been swimming hard, playing piano, and just playing hard since school got out on December 20th. And, her finger is broken. In fact, the swelling hasn’t gone down much, probably because she’s been so active.
Let me tell you this: making this kid stay home this afternoon was likened to punishment. Seriously, you’d think that I had grounded her. She didn’t cry or pitch a fit, but boy was she mad. She is always on the go, and for the sake of her broken finger, I figured she could take the rest of the day off and it would do her good. For crying out loud, look at her January schedule so far:
Some parents may argue that Sierra is too busy; that we give her too much. Some parents may argue that she doesn’t have time to be a kid. Well, parents, my kid is not like your kid. My kid can’t stand being in the house on a day off. My kid can’t stand being in the house even after a day of school. My kid LOVES to run a mile nearly every day. My kid LOVES her competitive swimming, her yoga, her piano, her climbing, her skiing, her blog writing, and her internship at the local recreational facility. My kid loves to do her own laundry and she loves to clean her own room. She is only truly happy when she is constantly busy. She never complains of having too much to do. She’s constantly trying to add things to her schedule. It’s crazy.
But…we do well with crazy around here. We’re used to it by now, and I really just can’t wait to see what she does with this crazy life of hers.