Friday, September 14, 2012 want a what?

So my youngest turns 16 this fall. While every other girl in town is having swanky Sweet 16 parties, D2 seems to have a dilemma. When asked what she wanted for her birthday, she said she didn't want a party. Instead she thought she wanted to take a friend into New York City and see Wicked. OK! We can do that!

Then last night, while driving to Junior League, (where she out-shot the boyz) she said she might have changed her mind..cause she really, really wants..a crossbow..wait, what?

This is the same girl who wanted a bow and arrow for her 14th birthday, so kind of as a joke, we bought her an inexpensive junior model. She's had more dang fun with that thing in the back yard, (which reminds me, I need to run to WalMart and get another big foam target!)

She's also talking about wanting to try hunting. Now to meet this girl, your immediate impression would be she's a "girly-girl." But while her hair and makeup always look perfect, this little athlete could whip your butt without ruining her eyeliner. All 100 pounds of her..

She truly is an athlete, a softball player, and between her high school team and her summer travel team, she really hasn't had all that much free time. Most of her summer was spent playing 2nd base on her travel team. She played like a boss, stopped a line drive with her face and despite her 2 blackish eyes and a swollen nose from the impact, still went and hung out with her friends that Saturday night. She even brought home the MVP medal in one of the tournaments.

So let me summarize, I've got a 16-year-old girl, who rides horses, shoots guns, plays competitive softball and now wants a crossbow. Of course she'll end up getting one..she'll be the only girl in her High School with one too. (Whats that saying, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl?) 

I'm proud of D2 having an interest in things that are completely not the norm here in our part of New York. She's intelligent, articulate, and well-rounded. I'm thrilled that her interest in shooting sports is growing. 

We will be looking at colleges this year, maybe we can find one where she can continue with her new hobbies! And lets face it, mentioning to that boy who keeps hitting on you that you're on a shooting team, can't hurt! =)  Well, unless he's a real country boy, then it's still probably all good! =)  Now to get started on a piece about D1 and her shooting adventures..

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