I grew up in a very competitive family. My brothers, who were all older than me, were great at sports. Ron was so good, his coach told him to try the Decathalon, and he almost qualified for the Olympics in just his third attempt. Yeah, you know it… the kinda guy you love to hate :-). Just kidding. I loved watching him do great in all sports. Gary was just as talented, but focused on basketball, becoming All American in high school, playing semipro in Europe, and all that. I loved being the loudest fan at his basketball games. Me? I was the geeky younger brother that loved books and wrote stories, but like them, I was also extremely competitive. So, what they did, I wanted to do. Not only did I want to do it, I wanted to do it the best. I couldn’t match them in their natural sports skills, but I did find my niche and worked as hard as I could until I could be a jock like they were. It was a challenge, and I never back down from a challenge.
So, when I saw the Post A Week 2011 challenge, i was intrigued (I saw the Post a day challenge, but decided I was a bit too busy to be that intrigued… 🙂 ). I was already trying to have something up consistently every week, but now, someone had thrown down the gauntlet… I was ready to pick it up.
So, you can expect to see a new dose of kid wisdom every week in 2011. I’m looking forward to what will come from this. I’m hoping that I make some new friends, share some fun stuph from my life, and like Bill said on the Fat Albert Show, if you’re not careful, you may learn something before it’s done. Hey hey hey!