Saturday, September 6, 2014

He has found "his thing"



"Would you like to join the Judo class?"
"No."
"Gymnastics? You are really strong and flexible and you get to jump on trampolines and stuff?"
"No."
"We could sign you up for Tennis?
"No."
" You want to go back to Break dance school then. With Francois? Do cool moves..."
"Nope."
"What about Circus school? That is fun. Balancing on balls, juggling..???"
"No..."
"Okay... So what type of sport would you like to do then?"
"Mamaaaaaaa!
(observe the long annoyed tone....) I don't NEED any sport activity. I have already found my thing, you know??? Motocross. THAT is my passion. It is the only thing I want to do.

Ok. He has found his thing. Motocross. He loves it. He runs hard. He is good. He is fearless. He is fast. He goes with the big boys. He gets dirty. He sweats. He works every single muscle in his body. He belongs there. He feels at home. He has got friends. Everybody knows Luca Bo. It is his thing.

So why do I keep on trying to get my Luca Bo into "normal" sports? Because I am a bit of a chicken mom. I want him to be safe...

Luca Bo was special when he was born. He has always been one of a kind since day one. He is different and he is extreme. Will always be. I just hope he won't do river rafting, free jumps off buildings, get into sky diving or any other incredibly super dangerous extreme sport...

I know, I am being selfish saying that. I can't stop him. He has to live his way and I can only watch and hold on to my heart that wants to jump out of my chest when he flies over those jumps. And although he scares the hell out of me, I am very proud watching him do what he loves the most.

I remind myself how much motocross has helped with motivation and concentration in Luca Bo's school work. How it has helped him build self esteem. How he has grown as a person, taking more responsibility, growing up, becoming more independent. So, off we go to the track. I bite my nails with nerves and see the glitter in his eyes when he comes in for his break. And of course I should stop bugging him. This is his thing. It is written all over him.

Kärlek
Annette





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14 comments :

  1. I think it is so fantastic he has found his passion. Even swimmer's (like my son) get injured, there are really no safe sports, or safe lives. He is confident and passionate, that sounds perfect to me.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  2. Que gatinhos,parabéns as mamães de filhos lindos.Beijo Annette.Valéria.

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  3. Oh what fun for Luca! You can see the joy emanating out of these pictures!

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  4. Such a cool young man! He looks lucky!
    Gretings from Claudia

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  5. The ultimate struggle for a Mama: All you want to do is keep them safe and with you but you know you must let them go and grow without you. It's never easy that's for sure, I feel for you, I can imagine what a mixture of fear and pride you feel. But he's found his thing and you know however hard it is you're doing the right thing for him. It's great he has found it already, it took me 35 years to find mine!

    S x

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  6. He does shine, and I think that kids who are that little bit extra special do shine the brightest.. Great for Luca finding his niche in life...

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  7. Being a mom is the hardest and the most rewarding job, usually all at the same time. I tell my girls every grey hair I acquire is from them. lol May he always find his passion, with safety always.

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  8. It's great that he has something he's so keen on. Lovely to see him enjoying himself.

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  9. He looks so cool. So nice that he found something he loves. I know, being the mommy watching her kid speed down the track is nervewrecking though.

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  10. My grandson, only 7 rides too. Scares the bejeebers out of me!!! I know that he wears all of the safety gear to protect him, but I wish he would just do something else, like play tiddley winks! LOL
    Good for your son. He looks very proud!
    xo Kris

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  11. I so know what you mean, with 'my girl' its all about F1 and GP2 racing...he looks so full of joy and happy, his eyes are bright and you can see he is having the time of his life.

    Being a mum is the hardest job in the world...but you are great and fantastic by being supportive and keeping the Angst locked away for yourself.
    Big hug, Heike xx

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  12. Eeeek!!! I'm so glad my sons were only into "normal" sports. That looks so scary.

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  13. It's really nice that he found what he loves to do, but I'm scared for him, it's too dangerous! Anyway, he really looks cool!

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Kärlek
Annette

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