Monday, February 22, 2010

For Once in his Life...

He didn't win. He didn't even place. And he's not overly fond of his participation medal.


And I am surely not going to show this quote to him:

I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I'm good at everything.
~Demetri Martin

16 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that quote.
I hope he doesn't let this loss bother him for too long!!!

The Cotton Wife said...

Poor guy! I agree with Busy Bee Suz!!

Jenny said...

Love that quote. I think more children need to loose in order to learn how to try.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love that quote! And I think that participation medal is really cool! :) Sorry he was disappointed...

Nezzy said...

Poor little fella!!! Nope, this Ozarks farm chick thinks it's an excellent idea not to show this quote to him. Youngens are resilient, he'll bounce back quickly.

As we say here in the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, " ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Lucy and Ethel said...

Been there, done that with mixed feelings about the 'participation' awards all along the way.

The medal is pretty and so more appropriate than a trophy some feel compelled to dole out just for showing up with a mom willing to bring snacks.

I used to get ribbons... no matter what I may have done well. And I turned out okay. Sorta.

Lucy

Mental P Mama said...

Awwww. Next time!

claudia said...

It sucks to have disappointments like that, but it is all part of life and growing character...I'm sure he will bounce back and be ready to go for the next competition!

Grandma J said...

I hate it when they try so hard and fall short of the prize. He'll bounce back even stronger and more determined.

Karen Deborah said...

um remember that old saying about, it's how you play the game? cheer him up with a big hug and some of his favorite things and there is always next time.
neva give up!

gina said...

I'm fond of kids losing. Not overly, just enough. I hate participation trophies. :( Went to a girl scout bowling tournament with the girls last Maonday and they gave out 3 trophies per GS age level. It was great to be able to emphasis the fun is in doing what you enjoy, meeting other girls, and having a fun day - not getting something for it. And those who didn't get a trophy feel the want to practice for next year's tournament in hopes of sharpening their skills!!

Betty said...

The quote is perfect! Love it!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

You can't blame the poor fellow for disdaining those participation medals. Kids know when something is fairly meaningless, just like grown-ups do. I bet next time he places.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

there's always next time.
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Mrs4444 said...

That's funny! Kyle loves D.M. and got me listening to him. Good, clean fun :)

And actually, I like that medal, too!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Love that quote! Bless his heart.