29 April 2010

Try, Try Again



Do you remember when you were little, when you weren’t tall enough to see what everybody else was seeing, when your arms were not long enough to reach the object of your fancy, when you had to stand on tippy-toes?
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We went to an electronics/appliance store over the weekend. While we were checking out phones, Zoë spotted the Apple corner and wanted to play around with the notebooks. She tried to climb up the counter, but couldn’t get any leverage. She then actually went to Josh and said, “Give me a boost, Koko? Please give me a boost?” I didn’t even know she knew the word “boost”! Josh was busy checking out another notebook, so he didn’t help her.
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That did not deter her. She kept trying. She moved this way and that. She used her left arm; she tried with her right.
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Through sheer willpower and persistence, she managed to get hold of the headphone and quietly spent a few minutes there, giving us time to do what we went to the store to do.
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Pooh's lesson
It seems that Zoë took Pooh’s lesson to heart. Try, Try Again from the Lessons from the Hundred-Acre Wood series is Zoë’s current favorite Pooh book to read at bedtime. Now whenever she can’t do something the first time around, she would tell herself to “try, try again!”

Image credit: Pooh image from Disney Clipart.com

21 COMMENTS:

Nezzy said...

That'a girl Zoe, it's the only way to succeed. Just try, try again! Sweet pictures!

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed evening!!! ( I do that and don't know what the heck the time is there. It's 6:25 PM here right now)

Kasie said...

oh, how sweet. I think i can, i think i can i think i can

ModernMom said...

LOL Oh I love this! Truly adorable that she didn't get frustrated..might even be cuter that you paused to take photos!

jen@odbt said...

Love her perseverance. I hope she always has that characteristic.

paige said...

This is absolutely TOO precious.

RoseBelle said...

Good for Z! Perseverance and determination are two great characteristics for a girl to have to succeed in this challenging world. She's already displaying them at such a young age :)

Aunt LoLo said...

That cracks me up!

The best part? You were right there, snapping pictures, instead of boosting her up. LOL SO what I would do.

Melanie said...

Such a sweet face!

CottageGirl said...

What a sweet post! That Zoe is a determined little girl ... an admirable quality for sure ... and may I say ... she's just as ADORABLE!

LOVE Winnie the Poo!

Tracy said...

I love this, it's so great she didn't let anything deter her, the pictures show it beautifully, she wanted it, had it in her sights, and didn't give up! I think I'll be scared of her if she starts blogging!

Happy Wordless Wednesday from Ascending Butterfly

Wanda said...

Awh....this is so great. What a girl. It shows her dogged determination - she doesn't even notice you are taking her picture.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's one little determined kiddo! She looked like she had conquered a huge mountain once she had the headphones on.

Lindy said...

Love the new look of your website!!

Serline said...

Great lesson... got to get me that book!

blueviolet said...

That was so very sweet how she stuck with her goal. I'm glad she got it!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

How sweet! You take great photos and I love the new look! Very clean and crisp-can I say that about a blog? lol

Heather said...

I really do remember being too short and how frustrating it was to always be looking up at everyone else, or to not be able to reach something. Those pictures of her and the focus in her eyes to get what she wanted is just so cute! I can only imagine her satisfaction at reaching her goal.

I've been such a bad bloggy buddy...the little guy is keeping me super busy (I'm really not even ashamed to use him as an excuse, lol). It's been long enough that you changed up your look, and I love it...the header is awesome! I switched your new button with the old on my journal too...if I didn't do it right away who knows when I'd get around to it, lol.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

I love her persistence! It will take her a long way in life - too cute!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Why is it that such a beautiful trait (persistence) has been distorted by that ugly word stubbornness? I take personal affront to that. For obvious reasons. *grin*

Tezzie said...

Good life lessons from that Pooh character and his friends :D Haven't read that one to my kids, but will have to see if I can find it...Boy, in particular, has real issues with giving up without trying.

Super cute pictures of your sweet Zoë...truly doesn't get much more adorable than that!

the Lola Letters said...

My that Zoe is delicious! I want to put her in my pocket!

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