In the six weeks since my last post, we have been busy just living life.
Next week is our Georgia trip!! Micah and Amelia have been practicing relentlessly for the USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships in Marietta. Sunny is on the same team they are on, but when the coach asked for team members who would like to go, I did not suggest Sunny.
I know they are supposed to have fun at Special Olympics, and anyone with a disability can participate, but I expect my kids to earn the right to do some things. And I feel that Sunny did not earn the right to go to the Championships. She can be quite stubborn at practices, and even at last year's Summer Games she had to be cajoled into doing her floor routine. I think she does that on purpose, and enjoys being coddled and the the coaches wheedling her into participating. (The amazing coaches certainly have more patience with her than I do, because at last year's Summer Games I had to fight the urge to march down onto the mat and tell her to do her routine now or go change out of the leotard.)
However I realize this means Sunny is missing what is sure to be a weekend full of fun, with the plane ride, the hotel, the restaurants and the actual event! Nikita certainly has made it known she know she is missing out on all of that! (Nik loves any chance to travel and see new places.)
God is good!