My daughter is a natural born athlete. Even if she never pursues anything athletic, I know she will always have that part of her. She has the stride of a runner if there ever was one. It’s fast and precise, her body knows what to do on instinct.
She’s going to be a tough little girl. She already is. Forget playing like the boys, she’s more than happy to play like a girl.
Abby is the main one of my kids who wants to get out there and go. She’s constantly the ball of movement. She wants to prove herself and work to get better, stronger, faster. Over the summer, we’d go to the park and do time trials. Each of the kids were timed as they ran a selected distance. To the end of a basketball court, for instance. All in fun, just to pass an afternoon. At her age, she’s almost beating her 10 year old brother’s time. And with every stop of the watch, she was faster than before. She was so proud of herself. She’s going to be a star.
I was a runner in school. I also played baseball with my brother and his friends, getting hit upside the head a couple of times then getting right back up again. A few tears, maybe, but brushing it off and playing with the boys. I never pursued it further, but it’s always in the back of my mind. I was better than most of the boys. And if Abby decides she never wants to pursue her talents that shine through so bright even at only 5 years of age, at least she’ll always have that part of her. Though she really could be great. Better than the boys.
These days, though, we don’t need to play with boys. Because girls are tough. We can play like girls, thank you very much. Girls are fast and strong and can be anything they want to be. Girls can even be football players.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon. The opinions and text are all mine.