Thursday, November 10, 2016

Class Dismissed

My fourth grader ran for his school's treasurer this week. He put together a platform, and I even helped him with his speech.

I came home last night and asked how he did in the election. He smiled sheepishly and said, "Okay."

"Okay? What do you mean?"

"I didn't win," he responded, still smiling, though a little bit more forced.

I asked if he was disappointed, and after a second he said, "No, because I'm going to try again next year. And I'll keep trying."

And that's the lesson my nine-year-old taught me this week.

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