Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Happiest Place in the World: Hutto Middle School {Project 365}

The Boy competed in his very first Taekwondo tournament today. We made the longish drive to Hutto Middle School -- home of the hippos -- with high hopes. The Boy had heard rumors of trophies and he was determined to bring one home.

At first we were worried. He'd never done anything like this before and mostly watched other people and tried to copy. During the competition, he was the only one on the mat squirming and giggling.

But he did his forms, eventually. He waited his turn. He did his Kyong Ye.

And just like that, it was over. He accepted not just one but two trophies. And he officially declared today the best day ever and Hutton Middle School the happiest place in the world.

He clung to his trophies on the way home and tried to bring them into Chili's for lunch. We convinced him the trophies would be happier in the car.

The trophies now have a prime spot on his shelf in his room and he declares that "whenever I'm sad, I'll look at them and they'll make me happy."

All in a day's work. Nine days down, 356 to go.

Lisa On Location Photography

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