Well, last night was T’s big night. He was given a trophy for having the Champion Rabbit at the fair. He also was to make his cinnamon apple coffee cake that won the purple ribbon for his level in foods and have it auctioned off.
This ended up causing ME great anxiety. I had a nightmare…the wake up sweaty, think about all day kind of nightmare, the night before. In my dream, T went out in the ring, and not a single person bid on his cake. It was so sad. He just kept looking around, looking so sad, and the arena was dead quiet. I had almost convinced myself that this is what would happen, as my kids don’t have grandparents, aunts, and uncles that are able to come to everything they do, and I just figured family are usually the ones that buy the stuff.
So I had thought about this dream ALL day leading up to it.
Anyway, it all went off with a hitch. After T had his very first bid, I totally relaxed. He was scared, and looked really tense out there, but he had to try harder and harder not to smile as the bids climbed up. It was a wonderful experience for him.
This was my very first 4-H auction experience. And I sat there in the stands, totally in awe, that people care this much about our 4-Hers. We have some amazing people in this community and I am happy this is where we call “home.”
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Posted by Becky at 6:58 PM