Summer rowing season has been in full swing for 3 weeks. M&M missed a full week while we were on vacation, plus another day when she had to play in the band for graduation. Today was their first regatta. She begged to sleep over her friend's house Friday night and opted to miss rowing practice yesterday morning. I told her how important it was to go to practice the day before an event. There was no reasoning with her.
We got to the regatta this morning and she was not in a boat. What a look of disappointment on her face. I hope this is a learning experience for her.