Friday, February 01, 2008

i'm so proud of this girl!

yeah, so my daughter is one
ROCKIN' chick!! she's FINALLY
building self-confidence & sometimes
that doesn't fit into my "plan" for her
life. but in the end, if it's not going
to hurt her, i try to let her make
her own decisions (right or wrong)
to learn from them.

well, in this case, i was the one
that was wrong. she had played
trumpet for 3 years & then
suddenly decided she wanted
to play barritone....a predominantly
male instrument. we pretty much
pleaded with her not to switch &
even made it more difficult by striking
up a deal. she had to get nothing below
a "B" during the 2nd semester of her
8th grade year for us to agree to let
her switch to barritone. well, she did
it & we grudgingly let her.

this year, she proved that not only
could a girl play barritone (something
no other girl at the time was doing
in her band), but she also proved
she can do it BETTER!! :) she got
first chair after a looooong battle
with a guy who thought he'd NEVER
lose it! :)

i'm so proud of her!!


AliciaSharp said...

Congrats to her! Glad she has the guts to show a man up! You go girl!!

Carla said...
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Carla said...

Congrats to Lica for a job well done and for having the courage to follow her dreams. And Bravo Mom for having the courage to let her :)