I blame my ongoing obsession with “The Hunger Games” and a girl named Katniss.
Yesterday while I was
bored to death sitting in a meeting I had a vision of Regan being an Olympic competitor. I see greatness in her future, so why shouldn’t I set my sights on a Gold medal? I started brainstorming possible Olympic events. I knew it couldn’t be anything that required true athletic talent. I mean, you’ve seen her people, right? Plus, I don’t want anything too terribly expensive. I would love for her to be an equestrian, but the only ponies I can afford are under the hood of my car. Then it hit me.
She will excel in archery!
Can’t you just see it?! My little brown girl, focused with her bow and arrow. She’ll be taller than me by then. Her hair will be in a large pony puff. She’ll probably have her ears pierced. I’ll give her a pair of diamond studs as a gift before her first Olympic event. Her hands will be manicured and camera ready. She will be poised for all the interviews. Everyone will want to interview the young Black girl from the United States who achieved a Gold Medal during her first games!
Yes, my fantasies can get carried away. But my vision is real!
Last night I did some research on Archery in Georgia. It looks like most places won’t even give her lessons until she is 8. I’ll give her another 4 years to perfect her talent and mature a bit. And then in 2022…it’s on!