Tripple Crown

Bonjour peeps!

Wow this weekend was full of Sunshine and sunburns.
Saturday turned out to be the best day that I have ever asked to have off.
Tristan, Matt and I woke up bright and early to head to Boarder Pass the Binbrook location for stop one of three for the Triple Crown Wakeboard competition.
Tristan killed it and won his division.  Best of all he learned a new trick while riding in the comp.  So proud of him!  He won some pretty cool stuff from Rock Star Energy Drinks and Fox.  He was on cloud 9.  Durring the contest the announcer mentioned that Tristan always has a smile on his face and he was 100% right my kid is one of the kindest and happiest kid/person I know.

I haven’t mentioned anything about this “thing” yet but feel as though now is a good time to do so.  This boy in Tristan’s class has had a history of hitting kids in his class….hitting, punching, kicking….the list goes on!  I’ve taught Tristan that there is never a good reason to hit anyone and he should never do it.  This kid just doesn’t quit.  The school doesn’t seem to do anything about it….at least that’s how the kids see it, as well as most of the parents that have kids that have been hit by the kid.  At one point I thought this kid was trying to make a change and asked Tristan to consider giving him a 2nd…3rd chance.  A few days after saying this Tristan comes home and tells me this kid had kicked and elbowed him in the face after playing soccer.  I asked Tristan if he wanted me to say anything to the school he said no because he gets in just as much trouble as the kid who did the hitting…..which isn’t much.  Also school only had a week left so really what were they going to do?

Long story short I have had enough of this kid.  He puts on a great show in front of adults then turns to violence when dealing with his peers.  This kid was also at the wakeboard competition.  Tristan was polite but kept his distance and hung with his friends.  I on the other hand and am not sure what to do.  His mother acts as if her kid has never laid a hand on mine suggesting that we should have carpooled to the event.  Maybe she really is clueless……or maybe she just chooses to keep her head in the sand.  Either way clueless or head in the sand both suck and I can’t seem to ware even my fake smile around her anymore.

Enough time wasted on negative people and negative thoughts.

On our way home from the competition we checked out an abandoned house and took some photos.  We were totally zonked by the time we made it home.
Sunday was a day out on the sailboat with Matt and my dad.  I spent most of my time in the water trying to keep cool.  The lake has never felt so good.  After sailing Matt I went to Canadian Tire to buy some fans for our bedroom and kids rooms…thank goodness they had a few in the back cause the shelves were bare and were crazy hot.  We also picked up a baby pool to cool off in.  Tristan and Taya both love it.  All in all a pretty great weekend!

 

One more sleep till Canada Day 2 more sleeps till my Birthday!!!!

Leslie
xo

That smile makes day

That smile makes day

 

Run Baby Run!!!!

Today was the first day it actually felt like spring in my little town of Port Colborne.  Today was also Track and Field for my son Tristan, which happens to be his most favorite day of the year.  He killed it….actually all the kids killed it.  I was talking to another parent the other day about track.  His child is over weight and probably not the healthiest kid.  This father actually thought it would be a really great idea if the school board got rid of track because not all kids are fast.  I could not disagree more!  My son gets gym twice a week, thats not enough!  The kids really didn’t get to practice for track at all.  Some who had signed up for triple jump didn’t have a clue how to do it.  What the believe the kids need to more gym!  More activity.  They have reviews/practice for math tests why not for track?  I also think that school should be educating kids on health not just sex ed, but healthy eating and exercise.

The one thing that I noticed today was that every kid out on that field today was a part of something and you could tell it made them all happy in some way.  whether or not they were winning a race or coming in last, jumping the furthest or raking the pit, they were all supporting each other.  Sports and being active just supports this kind of positive behavior.

I had an amazingly balanced day today!
Took the day off work to be at Track and Field, had my mom come so I could spend time with her.
Went out for dinner with Matt and the kids, then took my daughter Taya to the mall.  My Taya really has no clue how awesome she is, I love her so much and we had such a great time!

Hope everyone had a good hump day!

Leslie
xoTaostandhoney