Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Capturing the excitement before it fades away...

Big N has been in swimming competitions for three weeks now and has a little collection of ribbons that grows by the week. Over the weekend, he and I went to Target and got a foam board and some thumb tacks with which to pin the ribbons so we would have a place to keep them safe and create an easy way to chart his progress over the summer.

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Yesterday we were at a race and we saw a ribbon belonging to one of the older swimmers lying forlorn on the deck next to the pool. I wonder how long it is before these ribbons don't mean anything to the person receiving them. I guess if you've been swimming long enough and you collect about 50 ribbons each summer, it would start getting old pretty soon.

But for now, the novelty of it all is very appealing and any new ribbon is tacked on promptly.


Praba Ram said...

hi sujatha -

Came to your blog after a long time. I hopped in from Winkie's.

I see that you've moved to the d.c. area recently, and so have I - although me for the first time. I've two little ones. We live in McLean.

Read your post on swim teams. My five yr old is not ready for competitions - but, watching those might motivate her positively. Would it be possible for you to share some info on the swim related meetings you are part of? Thanks in advance.

My email id - saffrontree.gmail.com - if you prefer to email. Thanks a ton!

Have a nice summer!


Sujatha Bagal said...

Hi Praba, have sent you an e-mail. Cheers!