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.