lil has been involved with archery for a little over a month now. her coach has been working on form and patience with her. my goal for lil is for her to make it to the 2024 olympics. and for my family to cheer her on from the stands. you know. without getting kicked out.
|lil working on her form with her coach. and practicing at home.|
no one has been shot. yet.
lil, however, has already fulfilled any goals she may have regarding archery. as we were waiting in magic kingdom's brave arena this weekend, the host asked lil if she would like to shoot his bow and arrow. she barely looked up from coloring her page and nodded after informing him that she took archery.
|the look on the host's face says it all. also. i hope lil doesn't see this|
and think. oh! let's roast marshmallows by shooting them into a fire.
after following him to the tiny shooting area, she shot the big fat cushion arrow perfectly into the target hole before the host had time to finish saying "hold it like this". also. kilts don't fly up in the wind like skirts do. and it's a good thing too the way lil quickly turned to thank her host and briskly walked back to the middle court to finish her artwork.
ps. lil uses an italian made beginner's ragim matrix jr takedown recurve. fifty-four inches. sixteen pounds. she carries four to six jazz arrows in her quiver. blue and white fletchings are a must. yada yada yada. i had to look up all this terminology. also. same rule applies to lil as it does to merida. no weapons on the table. until she can use it to provide dinner. um what?