Saturday, 16 October 2010

Tough as Nails

(or wasp stings)

This week at Chloe's cross-country race, during the walk-through of the running course, a wasp kamikaze'd on Chloe's neck.

When was the last time you had a wasp sting?  Mine was recent enough to know it really hurts.  Most kids would drop out of the race.  (At least most of my kids wouldn't run in that situation.)

Chloe held her shirt away from her neck and nursed the injury, but she lined up with the rest of the 4th grade girls when her race was called.

She tells me she didn't feel the sting at all when she was running (just the pain of two hills on the course).

 I have no doubt that Chloe's talent for mental toughness will take her far.


Marie said...

She really is one tough cookie! I remember her doing hikes with the family several years ago and being determined to do it all. Good on ya, Chloe.

Aimee got her first bee sting over at a friend's house this week. She was not only physically hurt, but her feelings were hurt. "I wasn't doing anything to it, and it still stung me!"

Denise said...

Wow! I was just stung a couple of months ago, for the first time in my life. My foot felt like it was on fire. Chloe's a tough girl!

Christy said...

Youch!! I haven't even seen a wasp for a month or three.... Hope she's feeling better.

melanie said...

At her age I would have been a screaming, jumping around mess. Wait, I'd probably still act like that. Wasps scare me!

Jill said...

Wasp stings are so painful! She is a champ. That is seriously cool that she recovered and ran the race...that bodes well for her future!