Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sad day Friday

That’s what Maisie has dubbed tomorrow.  When I asked her why, she told me that it was the last day of horseback riding camp and that she was sad that it would be an entire year until she could go back and ride again.  She did not ask to attend another week this summer nor did she mention continuing to ride though the year.  It was just a statement that made it clear that she really enjoyed the week and is looking forward to doing it again next summer.

IMG_8474eI knew that Maisie would enjoy horseback riding camp so way back in April when Maisie and I first visited the stables I made it known that horseback riding was a one-week-long summertime activity.  I explained to Maisie that the stable was an hour away and with three days of gymnastics practice each week, swimming lessons, school and of course her gymnastics meets on weekends, horseback riding just wasn’t something that we would be able to do during the school year.  Maisie understood that it just was, what it was.  I am thankful though that way back then I did that with her because she enjoyed her week and now that it’s over there’s no trauma or drama that it will be a year until she’s able to return.

Even though Maisie’s sad that tomorrow is the final day she’s excited because she can’t wait to ride in the showcase tomorrow afternoon and show off what she’s learned this week.  I’m thrilled that she enjoyed the week so very much and next summer if possible and if she wants, she’ll ride again. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey, it's more horse riding than I got (zero) when I was a kid. Back then, I had to hike 10 miles up a flight of stairs just to look at a picture of a horse!


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