I hate bowling. I do. I am horrible at it. I have played in the dark during glo bowling. Yet I still go because my kids have a great time. I also like for them to see how awful I am and how I handle that fact that I will never be a pro bowler. I often think we gravitate towards our strengths when we plan activities for our children. I think it is just as important to create experiences that will also challenge your comfort level. We ask our children to try and to complete the task no matter what. We do not live up to our words. I often tell my children about deficits in my abilities and how I handle them. The running joke is mommy will sing to you if you are not good. I am fine not being the best singer because I am secure in my abilties. The purpose is to create memories and those memories may not be the actual event but the underlying message which is don’t be afraid to be who you are. Have fun and enjoy life.
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