i thought of a few different ways to approach the open theme this week. i finally decided on a play on the word rather than trying to be super creative with the shot. today Ayden played in a March Madness game at school. by choice. he was given the option and decided to do it. this is a big deal because my sweet child is not a team sports player. he has played a bit of golf, i’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to get him to play tennis with me, but team sports have never appealed to him. he is not aggressive by nature and i think having people depend on him scares him. he is afraid of failure. this is an awful fear to have at such a young age. i try my darndest to help him get past this fear. not so that he will join a team. if he never plays a sport, that’s fine with me. i just do not want him to go though life being afraid to put himself out there. there is nothing that will hold you back more.
so today was a big deal because maybe that fear is fading a little. maybe he is realizing that messing up isn’t the end of the world. having fun is so much more important. and normally, there is always a lesson to be learned from that mistake.
so this week my image is of Ayden…with his arms in the air clearly showing his teammate that he is open. but more so, today he was open to having fun at something new without the fear of failure. proud mom day for sure.
and nic’s image. check out her story here.
next week’s theme is movement.