You might think I’m talking about a new hair bow . . but I’m not.
Chad and Nicole both bow hunt and Addie has been wanting her own bow. They bought her a small, child sized bow. Don’t anyone get all PC on me . . they watch her like a hawk and would never allow her to have it out when other kids are around and no, Addie will not be hunting . . at least for a few years.
Yesterday Nicole and I were video chatting and Addie was wanting to go out and “shoot” so she could show Granny. They had just got the bow the day before and Nicole was still showing her how to use it. It’s fun to watch Addie when they’re showing her something new. At that age, Chad would have been saying “I know . . I get it . . let me do it!” and not listening to what we were telling him but Addie sits there like a little statue and absorbs everything Nicole is telling her. The bow doesn’t have much pull but it seemed like a lot and she wasn’t doing so well . . though she was probably doing better than I would have been doing with a bow!
I was surprised when Nicole sent me this picture a couple of hours later. It looks like she’s pulling it back just fine now. Isn’t that the cutest picture – love her pink outfit that she can twirl, and her boots.
When we were video chatting, she kept wanting her arrow to stick in the target but her arrows aren’t very sharp and she didn’t have enough power behind it but apparently, she tried til she got it.
Look at that smile! She’s proud of herself.
I hesitated to even post this because I know some will not approve of a girl with a bow but I’d rather see this any day that kids sitting on the computer or in front of the TV all day. Addie does her share of watching her shows, and playing on the iPad or Leap Pad but she would so much rather be doing anything outside.
I love how Chad and Nicole are raising Addie. That little girl will have no problem living off the land. She doesn’t mind watching her dad or grandpa clean a squirrel and then having it for dinner. She doesn’t mind dressing up in pink frills and playing with her dolls. She’s just an all around great kid and I thank Chad and Nicole so much for Addie’s attitude and “can do anything” personality.