It’s Saturday, and I am sitting in my family room, and there is a peaceful quiet hum of children playing…and my eyes are welling up with tears. With two kids under 3 1/2, and a son with Autism who loves vocal stimming and loud squeals—there aren’t too many moments in our house that everyone is content. But this morning, everyone has been happy!!
Actually, we had the greatest morning ever!! Justin’s Cub Scout Pack planned a triathlon in a neighborhood for the boys to participate in. We have missed a lot of scouting this year, but Justin has been doing so well lately and so we took the whole family and went to cheer on Justin.
They started with swimming, which I knew Justin would like because he loves being in the water.
The second leg was three laps on a bike. Justin doesn’t ride a bike often—it has been a year since he has been on it because the training wheels broke!! But he got on without any whining and took off for his laps.
I knew Justin would only attempt one lap, and I was just praying he would make it without having a melt down. Especially since we hadn’t been practicing riding the bike at all!! So the kids and I stayed back and waited for him….and I nervously prayed that he could be happy and enjoy the ride with his dad!! My best friend texted me right as I was worrying: “Just saw Justin!!! Way to go Justin!! They are doing awesome!!!” That meant he made it have way around the loop!!
And then we saw him. I am that crazy lady who cries at the Olympics, and The Biggest Loser, and Little League….yep, that’s me!! I purposefully wore my sunglasses today so I could cry to my little heart’s content without anyone noticing—ha ha!!
And the cheers began…
He had the cutest little sheepish smile on his face when he rode past all the parents and kids cheering for him!! Several parents came up and commented on how happy he looked!!
The last leg was running, but Justin was done and wanted to swim. So he finished up in the pool! We left without any of our kids having a tantrum—I can’t remember ever having such a perfect Saturday morning!! In the voice of Rapunzel from Tangled, “Best. Day. Ever!!