When it comes to the kid lottery, I’ve hit the jackpot. I’m not sure where Little Grump gets it, but she’s extremely self-assured, smart, has a great sense of community and has an opinion on just about everything.
A few weeks ago, she told me that she had been nominated for the city’s Youth Service Leader award. She was surprised and walked away saying, “Good grief! There’s no way I can win!”
Well guess what? She won!
Today, she had a service project in the morning for Global Youth Services Day. She helped clean one of the city parks and run a charity walk. I participated in the walk (and will be very sore tomorrow for it) and then spent some time photographing the flowers. Here’s my favorite picture, which I figured I’d share for my favorite art teacher.
Then we went to the lunch and awards ceremony.
She was amazed at the size of the trophy. (I think she was a bit mortified!) Her dad and I were glowing with pride. Inside, I was singing, “I got the good one!”