If I would to describe my family I would say that we are a sports orientated family. I started practicing gymnastic at a very young age and if I wasn’t in a gymnasium I was stretching, throwing a ball or a pair of clubs in our living room (my dad actually claimed I cracked a floor beam from doing the splits in midair, he never had any real proof).
Freddie was a very good soccer player and he used to drive 60 miles one way to make it to practice during his military service. He is a huge Manchester United and Chicago Blackhawks fan and he and Knut will set the alarm for 6am on a Saturday and then they snuggle up on the couch to watch the games!
So both Mira and Knut are doing a lot of “activities”, more Mira so then Knut who has moved into travel soccer and travel hockey (this is no longer an activity, this is a commitment). And even that he is only eight years old the leagues are very competitive and very demanding. He practices a lot and normally they have one to three games on the weekend. Knut also takes semi private group lessons before school once a week and he makes sure himself that he sets the alarm the night before. He seldom complains about getting up in the morning or going to a practice and when it happens I still have to drag him off the ice so he wont be late for the school bus. This year him and his team has worked their little butts off and yesterday they received the banner that the club will hang in the ceiling of the ice rink for winning the Presidents Cup 2012-2013.
Go Wilmette Braves!
There is nothing more that inspires me than my children…they are funny, they are bright and just simply awesome!