Friday, November 18, 2016

This Girl...

called me a couple of days ago.  She was excited.  She had been participating in tryouts for the gymnastics team at her school.

"Grandma,"  she said.  "I made the team!"

Maddie Mae has been a dancer since she was quite small.  Many of the  dance routines, especially those in her competitions, included some gymnastics moves.  She took some gymnastics classes, decided that she liked gymnastics so much that she dropped the dancing in favor of gymnastics.

Maddie has worked hard to make the team.  She has practice sessions during the week.  Her Dad tells me she works at home to perfect her moves.  Most of the girls on the team have been involved in gymnastics for a number of years.  Maddie became involved about a year ago.  She is the youngest girl on the team.

Am I bragging?  You bet I am!  Grandmas get to do that.  It says so, right there in the contract.

Maddie Mae...I am so very proud of you.  I know how hard you worked to be an excellent competition dancer.  And I know that it has taken more hard work to achieve your goal of being a member of your school gymnastics team.  I am looking forward to hearing all about how you are doing and about the success of your team.

You Go, Girl!!

Love, Grandma


  1. Congrats to Maddie Mae.....AND her grandma!

  2. Thanks, Gorges. Pretty proud of that little snipe. :)

  3. Thanks, Rob...You have a daughter in dance so you know how hard these kids work. No participation trophies - they earn every bit of their rewards.

  4. A very nice looking young lady. Glad things are going her way.

  5. Thank, Harry...She is a sweetheart - with a little bit of imp thrown in for good measure. :)
    She has worked hard toward her goal and I was so pleased that it paid off for her.

  6. Bragging is allowed! She looks like a gymnast.

  7. Linda...That is one of the fun things about being a grandma - we get to brag on our grandkids. :)

  8. Congrats to your Granddaughter! Cute as a button!

  9. Thanks, CM...Those kids are a constant source of joy.

  10. Mom, we are very proud of our Maddie Mae. She sets a goal and figures out how to reach it, not only in sports but also in academics.
    The look on her face and excitement in her voice when I picked her up from gymnastics practice the day she found out was priceless. It's one of the best things about being a parent.

  11. David...I am very proud of Maddie Mae as I am of all three of your kids. You and Staci are doing such a good job of raising them. There are no special little snowflakes in that crew! They all know right from wrong. They know the value of hard work. They do not expect participation trophies. They will go far.

    The delight and excitement in Maddie's voice when she called me was, as you put it, priceless. I just love being her Grandma.

    Love, Mom

  12. Vicki,
    Thank you for chiming in on the question on my blog post. He will never see the post or your no worries. I am hoping for many more responses. So far, all agree with you...and me.

  13. are welcome. I don't care who sees my comment. I was just voicing my opinion. Hope it helps. :)