With great trepidation, I watched my son lose his fencing match. It was an unexpected loss against a younger competitor, where before he had been undefeated, and it was the kind of loss that could have resulted in crying jags, gnashing of teeth, and hours – nay, days – of deep depression.
Instead, I saw my son thank the victor for a good match, and proceed to return to the bleachers to watch the rest of the tournament. Not even a furrowed brow, or frown to mar his face. Only the perceptive eye of a mother could detect his disappointment. He shook off the loss, and went on to cheer the rest of the team, later going on to enjoy a beautiful spring day with his buddy.
He made me proud, not by placing third in the tournament, but by being such a gracious loser.
What was your Mommy and Me Moment this week?
News from Kids Fun Plaza
This is it! The last week before the Kids Fun Plaza inaugural event, and your last chance to sign up to win awesome prizes – Ipad 2, summer camp week, tickets to blog conferences, and more!
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
WHERE: COLONIE CENTER,1417 Central Ave, ALBANY, NY
TIME: All Day
- KidsFun Summer Expo Giveaway
- Tech Valley Blog Celebration Giveaway.
- Support Blogs: Bloggy Boot Camp Giveaway
KidsFun Summer Expo – The Largest Summer Camp Fair in Northeastern NY! Parents can meet representatives from over 40 Summer Camps, while kids sample a full day of Camp Workshops. Kids will also enjoy free activities, including a Bouncy Castle, and photos with their favorite characters: Easter Bunny, Clowns, Super Heroes, and more!
Families will take home a free reusable Camp Fair 2011 tote bag with all relevant information and goodies. Young adults are also invited to learn about job opportunities at the first Summer Job Fair in the Capital Region.
Parents – To be eligible for AWESOME prizes – iPad2, 1 fully paid camp week, 3 iPods and gift cards – you must RSVP at http://blog.kidsfunplaza.com/summer-expo!
Summer Camp Representatives – Questions or inquiries? Go to KidsFunSummer Expo.
#TechValley Blogger Tweetup
Tech Valley Bloggers are invited to attend a Tech Valley Blogger Tweetup where we will network and share our best social media tips on April 16th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Colonie Center where we will announce the winners of the Tech Valley Blog Contest. For more information, and to find out how you can win an Apple Ipad 2 and ticket to Blog World 2011 in New York City, see Tech Valley Blog Celebration Giveaway.
TechValley Parent Blogs – Be sure to link up on the TechValley Parent Blog Directory!
The April 2011 edition of the Kids Fun Plaza Northeast NY magazine celebrates spring. Look for your copy at any area Price Chopper, YMCA, JCC, or Public Library.
Kids Fun Plaza Blog
The talented monthly contributors to the Kids Fun Plaza Northeast NY magazine shared the following blog posts this week: