Well the family and all the grandparents all headed out to the county fair pre-rodeo "mutton bustin" event this weekend. It would be the second time our little HG headed for the shoots to try his hand at riding a sheep. Not sure who thought up this novelty of kids riding sheep but it is certainly entertaining. And usually no one gets anything hurt except maybe their feelings.
In the heat of the day, and with no nap due to the time frame, our little guy gets ready.
See this boy...he's excited about Mutton Bustin! Off he goes with his wrangler (aka his mom) to wait for his age group to be called.
Well, after all that waiting, when they called his name, HG was courageous enough to say "Na, this is not for me, not today, not in this mud. I'll take a raincheck please."
Around the corner was his mom. Finally on solid ground. When she asked him what they said to him when they handed him the white ribbon he was holding he said "nothing". When she asked him what it was for, after thinking just a second he said "waiting". Good point my sweet boy.
Well, there will be other "mutton bustin" opportunities for him I'm sure. And I'm sure his parents and his grandparents will all once again be there to support him.
I personally am very proud of him for speaking up to a lot of strangers, grown ups, and speaking out that he did not want to do this. It gives me reassurance that he would be able to speak up to anyone who might do something to him or want him to do something he did not want to do nor should he do.
Way to go HG, be a strong, courageous young man who speaks up and speaks out. Stand strong!
We are all blessed that his parents teach him "the way that he should go" and right from wrong. This ability he has to speak out will serve him well.
Keep that big voice HG. Speak out for what you believe in. Share the word. You are amazing and your Annie loves you for it!
Encourage One Another and build each other up. I Thes 5:11
Continuing the journey on fresh paths.
Blessings and love to you, xoxo