We’ll use any excuse for a celebration at my house. My 5-year-old crosses the monkey bars for the first time? High fives all around! My 3-year-old eats his entire dinner? Take a victory lap, little boy! My 8-month-old pulls herself to standing? Break out the camera, this is an event to remember!
Often these little victories come after lots of encouragement, lots of cheering, lots of helping and lots and lots of trying.
“I know you can do this, just keep trying.”
“It’s okay, you can try again.”
“Just try a little bite, then we’ll go from there.”
“Try to get a little bit higher on your next jump.”
“I’m here to catch you, but you need to try to trust me.”
“You can do it! You can do it! Try! TRY! TRY!!”
I’m pretty sure some of my best parenting moments have been watching my kids try a little harder to breakthrough a barrier, overcome a fear, and realize that they are AWESOME! I love seeing the looks on their faces when they find out that they can do more and be better than they thought they could. Sometimes it’s a time for laughter, sometimes, if it’s an especially hard-fought victory, it’s a time for tears, but always, always it’s a time to celebrate.
And what better way to celebrate than a trip to Los Angeles, CA to participate in Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living TRYathlon?
This sounds seriously awesome. Kids can submit videos of themselves trying something new – a new skill, a new move, a new food – for a chance to compete with Disney’s XD Stars this summer. The three Grand Prize winners will win a trip to LA, courtesy of Disney, to participate in the two days of filming of the on-air TRYathlon Special and will appear in the televised TRYathlon special on DisneyXD.
Totally cool, right?
Let’s see your kids push themselves to try something new. Let’s see them learn to take care of themselves and live more healthily. Let’s see them try to be the best they can be.