A few weeks ago, Chandler and Stephy participated in the Cross Country program at school. They had after school practice each Tuesday for 5 weeks, then a cross country race at a neighboring school on the 6th week.
We have always told our kids that it's not about winning or losing, it's about being healthy, having fun and doing your best! Of course, sometimes they get sad if they lose. We just make sure to tell them how great they did and how proud we are of them!
Stephy ended up coming in 2nd place in her age group! She's the 4th one from the left, pink shirt!
Chandler got 4th place in his age group, at the end he was neck-n-neck with a friend of his, it was SO darn close. Right at the finish line, as Chandler went to pass him... their feet hit each other and Chandler fell down! :( Chandler was embarassed that he fell in front of everyone and sad because they only gave ribbons out for 1st - 3rd place.
We comforted him along with several other parents, teachers and students that were there. We assured him that he did a fantastic job and that he should be very proud of how well he did.
WAY TO GO... you both did AWESOME!