Today was a big day for my 9 year old daughter. She is the eldest and has high expecatons of herself. It was so important that I took a half a day off from work.
Today was the first time she has been in a Spelling Bee!
She has been on stage before, but not for competition.
The words she had to spell were very challenging. I was so surprised that she easily could spell 3/4 of the words I asked her of the 874 long list!
But it was not meant to be. She misspelled her first word on the first round.
Yet I am so very proud of her. For getting up there and giving it her best shot. Honestly, it was her nerves that caused her to misspell the word and she spelled it quickly.
I know that there was a cafeteria full of kids that wanted to be in the Bee, but only thirty got in because they took the tests and passed.
You go girl!