[Ansteorra-archery] The rainbow is here

Anne Juliane.Rose at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 16:36:47 PDT 2004

Well, again -- that's wonderful if that is what the young man there
chooses to do.  But I just wonder why so many people keep putting the
pressure on for Rob to move up to the adult category?  We -- me, his
mother and his mentors -- have worked with him to decide how and when
he'll be ready to move on to the next level.  It is not beneficial, in
my vast mothering experience -- to push a kid too far too soon.  And
that's that.

I do thank the many folks who have congratulated Rob, because as a
single mom -- it's REALLY important that he hears encouragement from
other people ... didn't YOUR mom always think you were the best no
matter what???  :)   So, having someone outside our family take the
time to teach him, and praise him, makes a big difference in his life.
 That's ALL this is about -- just congratulating a kid who did a good

And yes, that young man up your way also deserves congrats for his
accomplishment.  What's wrong with a pat on the back now and again --
everyone could benefit from a little more kindness!


On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 18:27:19 -0500, Susan Hill <sueorintx at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Because he has made the choice, it has nothing to do with what we adults are
> making him do. He WANTS to shoot this way and if by forcing him to only
> shoot shorter distances we cause him to loose his enthusiasm, then we are
> losing a good archer before he starts. Why hold them back if they have the
> ability, the enthusiasm, the desire, and are having fun. He is also learning
> humility, honor, perseverence, and grace which are major tenants of the SCA.
> We are proud of what he is doing and accomplishing. If he should decide that
> he wants to slow down, we will, by all means make allowances for that, but
> so long as he is having fun at what he is doing and is learning and making
> progress, why should we hold him back. Being an archer is a whole lot more
> than high scores. This young man will be a force to be reckoned with, at the
> pace he chooses.
> Linet

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