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I Landed My First Backflip!

By November 5, 2015 No Comments

Kids teach me SO MUCH. Mine are my biggest pushers!

Bailey landed her 1st back flip tonight after some coaching from Dad! She’s been trying for a while.

I said.. “If you can do it… so can I.”
She said… “CMON MOM!!! YOU GOT THIS!” After seeing her confidence build SO quickly after landing hers… I wanted to LAND MINE TOO!

There’s something quite terrifying about spinning around backwards and breaking my neck…. but okay let’s DO THIS!

After some coaching tips from Darren, DJ, and Bailey ….several scary attempts and a growing audience of 9 year old girls (who I’m certain are little gymnast in the junior Olympics) I start to let FEAR get the best of me.

“Is this your first time doing this?” One asks… Yes, Cupcake, you might wanna back up. wink emoticon

I bounce…. higher… higher… higher… imagine throwing my hands over my head, throwing my head back…. bounce.. bounce…. “I don’t want to do this.” I lied.

“You don’t have to.” Darren says

So I stop bouncing.

“I need to pee.” Kinda. So maybe that’s my problem.

I attend to business and come back to find Bailey back flipping over and over.
I KNOW I can do this.

It’s just the two of us now.. even Darren is gone… no audience… no problem.

Bounce… bounce…. bounce…. and WHIP. I land it but with hands down.
To me… I DID IT. THAT COUNTS. Let’s go home.
To Bailey…. no…try again.
“YOU CAN LAND THAT! ”

And with that little push…. we did it!
I’m so proud of HER. I feel so accomplished myself! Feel the fear and do it anyway right?! Why did I wait over 30 years to even try!?!

Comfort zones are NO FUN! I need to let my kids push me outta mine more often!

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