Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Finn Didn't Win

How much emphasis should we put on winning?  This is a topic that Steve and I disagree on.
Steve thinks they should strive to win all the time.  His family competes against each other ALL THE TIME.  Steve took up running a couple months ago just to beat his brother in a 4th of July race (he did!).  He hadn't run in decades!  He still says he hates to run but does it so that he can continue to beat his brother, Mike.  That just doesn't sound fun to me.
I think they should participate in all kinds of activities and just give it a good try.  For me winning shouldn't be the end goal.  Sports should be about team work, fun, exercise, the cute uniform and shoes you get with each different sport.  Sure, it could be that I wasn't the top athlete in my class and I don't want them to be disappointed if they get my athletic abilities, but this is what I am trying to avoid....

Seriously, how am I supposed to deal with that at age 15 when his basketball team loses?

5 comments:

MWesty said...

Yeah, Emily won the race!!!

K. said...

I wanted little Finn to win too....can't you just lie and tell him he won? --- i'm a great parent...

malia said...

good luck...and I can hardly wait for the video when he's 15.

bugbeefamily said...

Hey, I can only tell you it only gets worse. It must be a boy thing! I have put all of the board games in our house away because Tyler does that on a much larger scale when he doesn't win. I too, have NEVER put an emphasis on winning. I guess we can be thankful that they will always strive for the best!

Meg said...

I am dying!!! How hilarious is that. You're right, it's not going to be too cute when he's 15...but god, it's absolutely, perfectly, adorable now.