This past weekend Brooklyn was in her figure skating club’s 3rd annual Christmas ice show. She’s been figure skating for a little over 2 years now and has been in the ice show every year! This year she got to perform in the finale, which she was VERY excited about.
It’s amazing to me how these kids learn the choreography, practice a few times and execute it (practically) flawlessly!
The past couple months Brooklyn has been dreading going to ice skate practice. She says it’s hard…well duh! That’s why we practice. At 7 I guess it’s hard to understand that concept. But being the mama I am, I’m not letting her give up that easily!
To see her face and how proud she is of herself after performing is SO worth it and makes her want to keep going….that is until she forgets that feeling again!
She has a collection of medals she has earned over the past couple years that I hope she treasures for a life time and remembers that when something gets tough to keep moving forward because it will be worth it in the end.
Sports are such a good way to introduce that mindset to kids early on. Brooklyn has blossomed with confidence and skill that I don’t think she would have had otherwise.
Competition season will be starting in just a couple months along with a new adventure she begged for….ballet. So we will be experiencing her first dance recital come spring time! And I’m so excited to see where this path will lead her.
Christi aka Proud Figure Skate Mom!