Tuesday, May 3, 2016

One track mind

The girls are in track this year. The blond twin ran cross-country last Fall and loved it. She couldn't wait for track to start this Spring. The brunette twin joined when she realized that many of her friends were joining. 

While the brunette twin enjoys track, the blond twin is obsessed with it. She comes home every day with story after story after story about her track adventures. She replays every moment of practice over and over and over again.

Sometimes I ask her if anything else happened at school. After all, she is in the classroom for six hours a day. Most days she cannot recall a single event to share. Track, however, is an endless story source. She talks about it to the point where we have to limit track talk at the dinner table. If we do not put a limit on it, no one else will get a word in during the entire meal. 

I admit that her track obsession amazes me. I never thought she would enjoy track as much as she does. It's wonderful to see her develop her own interests and pursue them, even if we have to hear the same stories about them over and over and over again.


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