Sunday, January 18, 2009

GO STEELERS!



We had a cozy night in, watching The Game. Mini Me and Swatcho are old enough to remember when the Steelers won the Super Bowl in '06, so they were all about the black and gold.

Hank picked up a Pittsburgh paper for me on his way home from work today. The first thing I noticed was that the article about the Steelers beat out the piece about the President Elect for space on the front page. I mean, really, he's already won.

The article (titled Great Expectations) discussed how Steeler's fans just expect their team to go to the Super Bowl every season. "In Pittsburgh, the Super Bowl is the standard. Nothing else will do." This got me thinking about Goldie and our expectations for her. I expect her to graduate from high school, pursue some sort of secondary education, get a job, fall in love, and live on her own. This is what I expect of all my children. If they choose to take a different path, that's ok. As long as it is their choice and not something they've been denied. Will I read this 20 years from now and think I was being naive. Maybe, but it won't be the first time.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I think it's important to have goals. You can't succeed if you have nothing to aim for. If you expect a lot from your kids, they will strive to meet your expectations, in as much as they can. You're a wonderful mom.

Jennifer said...

I can't wait for the Super Bowl! You're right, for the Steelers, and for our kiddos, nothing else will do!!

Monica said...

I don't think your naive at all. We can't put our kids in a "box" of what they can and can not do. And we can't let others either, people with down syndrome have gone on to get their associate degrees, have gotten married, have been in movies and wrote books...the sky is the limit for Goldie, and she has a great mom for wanting that for her! And for also seeing that if she doesn't want that, thats okay too...

Thanks for your comment, I look forward to reading more about your girls. They are adorable, and I hope to get some home school advice from you :)

SunflowerMom said...

I think that is wonderful that you have high expectations for Goldie. I think with support they are achievable.

One thing that changed in me after Sean was born is that I stopped expecting much of anything. I think I just decided that I have no idea what the future holds for myself or anyone. I can only live for today be grateful for each moment that comes.

Beverly said...

I love the picture of the girls in the Steeler shirts! Great post!