This year has been a blur. From September till July the Modern Family run ourselves crazy with the school run, a dozen different clubs and after school sports, playdates, birthdays, and the occasional trip to A&E. I'm tired!
We rarely spend the time to reflect what was achieved, and why we do it all in the first place!
I'm amazed our girls pack in so much. Our busiest day of the week is Saturday. All three of our girls took up football this year (you can read all about my quest to raise the profile of girls footie in the UK). So Saturday morning is spent going to football practise/match in the morning (hopefully the match is within 50 miles of our home!) We then spilt and go to various theatre classes/tutors, etc. It's also gardening day (why not!) and there's always a party to go to.
At one point my middle daughter (aged 8) said she didn't want to do football anymore. She, like me, was tired. But then she was named Most Improved Player of the year. She was over the moon. We were over the moon. The smile on her face - the pride, the confidence - was worth all those trips. She was so pleased she stuffed the trophy into her rucksack to take to school and show her friends. Unfortuanltey the arm broke off (!) but as you can see from the pic we reparied her.
The post is for the #PGRaisingOlympians competition, sponsored by P&G, Proud sponsor of Mums. I can't really enter the competition, as BritMums is my company, but I thought the topic was an important one and worthy of a post! Check out the competition, you could win a Thank You Mum Spa Day, worth £250.
I'll leave you with this Raising an Olympian video (make sure you bring some tissues).