Friday, October 16, 2009

It's nice to be important.....

......but it's more important to be nice.

This is a mantra we've recently introduced to our 5th grader when her pre-teen ego gets a little bit bruised. Unfortunately, being nice doesn't always mean you'll come in first.










.........Or that you'll even come in 2nd (there was a 2 way tie for 1st).





But learning how to put yourself out there, take pride in your efforts, and deal with life's disappointments is priceless.

7 comments:

BrookeandSpence said...

Go Mercedes! That is so cool she is so involved in her school. Let Mercedes know I tried out for basketball and the spirit team in 8th grade and did not make it, and tried out for soccer freshman year and didn't make it...and I survived...Guess those team sports just were not for me! Love you guys!

debbie said...

i know where my vote is... go mercedes!!!!

Tiffiny Sowards said...

I love you mom!Thank you for all your help and giving me ideas that I could never invent inside my little baby girl brain.It marvels my eyeballs that you are so creative.I am lucky to have you as a mom!
Love Ya,

Sadie Booger

annette said...

So cute! Sounds like more dum dums voted than smarties. And Mercedes, you can be confident that you are just as creative and amazing as your momma! Just reading your sweet comment tells me so. Keep running for class office. You have a few more years to go for it!!! Just deciding you're going to run takes tennacity. Good job Tiff & Sadie!!!

Eric and Lydia said...

Mercedes, YOU marvel my eyeballs out! What a confidant, amazing young lady you are! I miss you!

Missloocha&MrsSquiddles said...

I didn't MEAN to I just WANTED to ACT like a DUM-DUM!!!LOL!!!

Kaylee L. W. said...

See all her posters and candies, how can you not vote Mercedes class treasure? VOTE MERCEDES CLASS TREASURE!!! :-)