PickyKidPix‘s 3rd grade dream came true recently. Her third grade poetry unit produced this poem which articulated her dreams that were unbeknownst to us, her parents. It’s funny how all her dreams are contained in this poem about herself.
In the past two years, PickyKidPix went from the first travel soccer team to the third team, and back up to the second team. There was some drama when she missed the cut for a new club team in our town. As a parent, it’s so painful to watch your child’s heartbreak.
I’m proud of her though. For her resilience. For her determination. And for never giving up. She made another Club Soccer team and has been practicing hard all year trying to get better. She wants to make the top team! Will she? It almost doesn’t matter. Life lessons being learned here.
PickyKidPix’s 3rd Grade Poem
Magnificent, spectacular, crazy.
Lover of her amazing dog Wally,
office supplies and her best friends.
Who is able to get on the best
team on travel soccer.
Who feels that everyone needs a
second chance and that she
can do anything she wants
if she just believes.
Who wonders what everybody
is thinking and saying.
Who fears bad report cards and
Who would like to own a gigantic
Who dreams to fly!
Dreams do come true! Two years later, she and her best friends learned to “fly.” As for her other dreams, I’ll keep you posted. They include:
- Playing soccer for Stanford (which she spells “Standford”)
- Going to hair school as a middle schooler in order to make money in high school styling hair
- Becoming a billionaire
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