Two Teens And Their Mama: Motivational Monday XLVII

Monday, April 11, 2016

Motivational Monday XLVII


If I ever write that book, it might have to be about the things my kids have taught me.  Their lessons appear to be never ending.

On Friday, my younger son informed me that he had decided to run the steeplechase at his invitational track meet the next day.  The 2k steeplechase is an obstacle race with four hurdles and a water pit.  It's not easy, and he'd never done it before.

I told him I thought it was a terrible idea (I'm very motivational like that), but he laughed me off and said he'd always wanted to try it.  This was his chance.

And he did amazing.  Took third place, and tripped only once.  I think I held my breath the whole time.



I can't remember the last time I did something for the first time.  Stay tuned.


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It's Monday, so I'm linking up with Shaunacey for Monday Moments of Gratitude.  This week I'm grateful for:
  • A moment that we've been dreaming about for years:  our older son came to us Saturday afternoon and said he wanted to take his father and me out to dinner.  His treat.  At a nice restaurant.  The food was delicious, the company outstanding, and when the bill came, we didn't have to pay. Best. Saturday. Ever.
  • Sunday morning breakfast with everyone at home.  Bonus, my son's girlfriend was here, and I really like her.  I read somewhere that you shouldn't get attached to your teenager's significant others.  But it's so nice having another girl in the house.


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Be sure to come back on Wednesday for Style Perspectives with The Blended Blog.  This week we're styling jeans, a tee, cardigan and statement necklace. I can't wait to see everyone's great spring looks!

16 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never heard of that race! Congrats to your son! How sweet of your son to take you out for dinner! Sounds like a perfect weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. I will admit that it has been a while since I did something for the first time. I do find as I get older it is simply harder to find stuff I've never done before. It becomes a challenge.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. I would totally buy your book :)

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  4. Congrats to your son for trying something new! That's awesome!

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  5. Yay to your baby boy!! So I completely get the girlfriend thing! I tend to get a little attached to them because I love having a girl around too and then I am sad when they break up, lol.

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  6. I would have passed out from lack of oxygen while watching the meet! I made friend calamari for the first time over the weekend, inspired by my sister.

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  7. That race looks hard!! Congrats on him placing third. How sweet that you were treated out to dinner. I'm glad you like his girlfriend, I never thought of that (won't need to for a few more years- eek!)... but, probably is best not to get too attached! Can't wait to hear about your new challenge! Mine will be running a marathon later this year, I hope!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. Whoa! Third place. Incredible.
    Also so happy about your son treating you to dinner, and your son's girlfriend!

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  9. I can't remember the first time I did something for the first time either Lana... I am going to zip line this summer... I am a bit nervous but I am going to step outside my comfort zone... Congratulations to your son xox

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  10. I have heard of that race and the thought of running with wet sneakers makes me cringe :) And third place for something he's never done, pretty impressive! My parents took the same approach to anyone I was dating. They never got attached, never tried to because they never wanted them to influence whether or not I kept dating someone. It worked out, until I met Mr. and only after we got engaged...actually really got married did they really start to get to know him.

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  11. that race sounds intense!! Props to him for finishing so well and trying something new!!
    my something new this week is travelling alone lol NEVER done it before... AND leaving my babies!!!!!!!!YIKES


    Simply Shaunacey


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  12. It may have been T's first Steeplechase race, but it doesn't sound like it should be his last! Well done! I made 2 new recipes for a pre-prom dinner we hosted for 6 kids and 9 parents this weekend ... does that count for trying something new ? ;)

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  13. I've heard that is a tough race! Good for your son for going for it! What an outcome too!

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  14. I was just thinking about you wondering how you've been I was thinking up ideas for your blog project this summer!

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  15. Yay, you to embrace your son's gf. I loved a large percentage of my daughters' bfs and love both of their husbands. Sometimes, relationships don't last but can you really ever be worse off for having liked or loved someone? Truly giggled aloud out your encouragement for your son's decision to try out steeplechase. You were honest! Maybe it was a bad decision that turned out great!

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