Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Making the news

River made the news for the first time – as the second place winner in a town turtle race. Whoo-hoo! I was so proud of my boy – with his button and ribbon.

Unfortunately, I missed seeing the actual races (qualifying, then semi-finals, then the finals). I was on a work phone call in a nearby café and was hoping he could get into a later race. But I came out to see him already a victor and watching the consolation rounds.

He’s going to appear in the local paper and that may be his first Google-worthy achievement. I can see this mentioned in his job interviews 20 years from now – So, tell us about your turtle racing experience. What are your secrets?
He did nothing more than make a lucky pick among the rental turtles, then splash it on to victory. But still, it’s really cool to see your child succeed at something, even as mundane as turtle racing.

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