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Torin’s BIG accomplishment.

Torin came home this week with HUGE blisters and sores on her little hands.  When I asked her how on earth her hands ended up in such a painful state, she told me that she had been practicing all week on the monkey bars.  This morning when she woke up, she insisted that I take her to the playground at school… she just knew that she could make it all the way across this time.  TODAY WAS THE DAY.  She could feel it.  So.  After rest time today, we snuck over to the school.  She started off strong.

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But this was as far as she made it the first few times.  After three unsuccessful attempts, she was pretty depressed.

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So she decided to take a break and clear her head.

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Refusing to give up, she tried again.

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This time her drill sergeant was yelling “DON’T LOOK DOWN!  DON’T LOOK DOWN!  DON’T LOOK DOWN!”

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JUST LOOK AT THAT SMILE!  I was almost crying at this point.

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SHE DID IT!!!  And we all screamed and cheered and then fled the scene!!!

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Joy Pine - August 30, 2009 - 4:50 am

YAY TORIN!!! That was AMAZING!! I can’t wait till you show your friends on Monday!!:)

Jennifer Walton - August 30, 2009 - 2:36 pm

Oh, the monkey bars! Brings back memories..the day abigail made it all the way across was the day she broke her arm in kinder. So glad Torin made it WITHOUT any broken bones :) Way to go Torin!