Samantha is a busy girl. She has been doing gymnastics for the last few months in a recreational program. She had visions of joining their competitive gymnastics program but that is by invitation only.
Cynthia and I encouraged her to work hard. We told her that if she focused, listened to the coach and tried her best, she would have her best chance to join the competitive program.
Sure enough, a month or so ago, she was asked to try out for competitive gymnastics and we found out recently that she was accepted. That means starting after the summer, she will go to practices a couple times a week instead of just once. And she may be going to gymnastics meets next year.
Not content to wait for that, Samantha asked if she could play soccer this summer. We were late to register her but she was lucky they had room for her. So, every week, she plays soccer at a field very close to home.
Gymnastics and soccer are her favorite sporty activities these days but swimming in our pool will probably be up there also as soon as the temperatures go up a bit more.