Let's start out by giving a little background on my almost 4 year old Mackenzie.... she is in a word : Fearless. I always wonder and wait for that phone call saying she's broke an arm..or a leg...or her head!
Well, that day came yesterday! My husband called me and said they school called him. Apparently my little daredevil decided it was a GREAT idea to do a backflip off the little rockwall on the playgym mid-climb. How did she land? Directly on her head.
Long story short she had to have 2 staples. My brave little girl was a champ though, and cuddled with the Dr. afterwards.
So you would think after such a traumatic event she would be a little more careful playing.... you would THINK.... Well, that little booger stood at the top of the slide and jumped all the way to the grass, completely jumping over the slide. Hmmmmm.... I wonder where she gets her sense of adventure? It couldn't be her mother who loved climbing AND jumping out of trees, or swinging as high as I could then jumping out mid-swing. Her mother who played full contact football for years... and wrestled...and played softball.
"Football?!?!" you say? Yes, football. Which brings this back to my journey. Looking back I always told myself I don't really know when my struggle with weight started. In my little league, if you were over a certain weight you had to wear a strip of red tape along your helmet so the refs would know who was overweight. This meant you couldn't carry the ball on offense. You know I had a red tape line EVERY year except the last one? All growing up I always would just say "oh, well I wasn't fat... I was just a really solid little kid" Who am I kidding? I was overweight! Just because I didn't have rolls, or a double chin doesn't mean that I wasn't overweight. I can finally admit to myself that I have been overweight since childhood.
Wow... that's a hard pill to swallow... This blog is really making me examine myself and the way I think, and the reasons I am the way I am. I think all this self discovery is going to be an imperative part of being a Band Rockstar!
Speaking of Band Rockstars, let me please give credit where credit is due. Lap Band Gal is the inspiration for my blog. SHE is a Rockstar. I can only hope to be as succesful as she has been. Go check out her blog, she is truly inspirational! :)
Again, sorry for the novel. Looks like I have a lot more on my mind than I thought!
Oh and I know you all want proof of these tales I tell of girls playing football and such. I will "wrestle" up some pics and scan them. (pun definitely intended)