I work with kids almost everyday. And I try, sometimes under great frustration, to teach them something: be it about exercise, school, getting along with their siblings or just life.
Well today I learned something.
@ippolitadi and I enjoyed a chill afternoon climbing when we saw this tiny nugget scurry up to the top of a bouldering problem. When she came down to our end of the wall we marveled at her elasticity (god bless that 4 year old flexibility!)
So when this #1#badass tiny nugget got stuck and called for help I, of course, put on my cape and flew to the rescue ( I am a professional spotter, duh).
I learned a lot in this moment:
1) tackling problems beyond your reach is totally brave
2) asking for help is cool
3) not cheating and following your path is respectable
4) if you get stuck, go for a frolic and be confident that one day soon you’ll be strong and big enough to #handleit .
Also, note to parents:
Make your kids do stuff when they’re little. 4 year olds are much more willing to try things than 8 year olds— they’re also much easier to spot!
I had no idea how much I needed to be at the beach this morning. I've found myself battling some crazy emotions the last few days, and it was amazing to watch the waves. They reminded me of the ebb and flow of life. Waters won't always be calm. But as a mom, wife, daughter, coach, I need to learn how to ride the waves better. Keep my cool. Handle frustrations.
It's up to me to teach my boys how to ride the waves of their lives. So I better sign up for some surf lessons for my own. .
Experimental #cauldronmug made with a clay I designed as a hybrid porcelain and promptly read the recipe wrong 😬😬😬. Its self-glazing but not attractively so. Flashing has been amazing with bare clay even in electric kilns. It’s been loaded in the wood kiln so fingers are crossed. Hoping for an accidental “lightning-in-bottle” scenario. #porcelain#thrownintothefire
The women I love and admire for their strength and grace didn’t get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it a thousand different ways on a thousand different days. Those women are my superheroes ❤️ For you miss Cassidy, my superhero 🤗 @_cassidymarie #wcw#soft#loveyou#handleit#queen