The school spelling bee was today. I knew most of the kids in it, including my own daughter. I’ll tell you it’s hard to sit on my hands and keep my mouth shut for it. I found myself rooting for all the kids, especially when they toughened up the words after round six.
Brittany made it to round nine, where she stumbled on “disastrous.” But a fifth place finish against 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th graders, and another 4th grade speller is far from a disaster.
First response when I went to hug her afterward, “Dad, can we go out to eat tonight?”
You bet. I’m very proud of you.