A letter to my inspiring tween from your mom…
I sit here god-smacked that you are no longer a baby, but a tween. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we brought you home from the hospital?
Yet, quite a few years have passed. You aren’t even really a little girl anymore. Furthermore, you are well on your way in your tween years.
Today, you excitedly bound off the school bus wearing your Justice Emoji backpack. You informed me that you were finally eligible to take chorus before school.
Still though how is that you are old enough to be a part of chorus? Better yet, how can you possibly be old enough to be a part of a before school club activity?
But here we are. You are growing up right before my eyes. Moreover, I couldn’t be more proud of you for many reasons.
Let me count the ways…
1. You are a leader, not a follower.
I have lost count how many times I have watched you do something, simply because you wanted to do it. No one has had to twist your arm. Nor have you chosen to be a part of something, because a friend is doing it. Your independence astounds me. But still, you have many friends and are never short for having others who do want to spend time with you. Also, I know you enjoy their company, as well. Yet, you don’t follow anyone’s lead. Therefore, you beat to your own drum more often than not.
2. Confidence should have your middle name.
Grace is your middle name. But in hindsight confidence could have very well been your middle name. Why? Because you always put your whole heart and soul into trying stuff. Like recently deciding to read The Descendants chapter book before bed nightly. You are confident, especially in your reading skills now.
3. Doing what makes you happy.
Growing up, I wasn’t a sporty girl. I hate to admit that I don’t always enjoy a whole weekend of soccer practice and games. But you love playing soccer. I have never tried to discourage you from this. Watching you grow and blossom on the soccer field has made my own heart soar for you.
4. Being kind to others.
I have lost count how many times you have shown your family and/or friends kindness. While we have instilled kindness as an important quality, you inherently are a kind person in your own right. Most recently at your annual flu shot appointments, you got your flu shot first. No one forced you. But why? Well, this wasn’t because you love getting shots. Your younger sister’s fear prompted you to do this. Therefore, you graciously volunteered and offered yourself up first. By doing this, you allowed your younger sister an extra few moments to relax.
5. Simply, because you are you.
What can I say? But you are my girl through and through. Always. Even when you are a little, grey haired, old lady! Therefore I couldn’t help, but love, adore and be in awe of you now and forever.
Do you have a tween or teen that amazes or inspires you?
Well, Yoplait ® Go Big ™ is inviting you to write a letter to your tween/teen about what makes them amazing and how they inspire you! See Go Big recognizes and wants to elevate how amazing teens are today. Teens today are talented, whether they write music, speak Chinese, code HTML5, the list goes on and on. Go Big was created with these teens in mind so they can crush their snack single-handedly, just like they crush everything in their life single-handedly.
In that end, Yoplait ® Go Big ™ yogurt is a new large yogurt pouch made to fuel the amazing in amazing teens. The innovative grip-and-rip pouch is perfect for on-the-go, and the design looks cool, not at all kiddie. Go Big is made with real fruit, just the right amount of sweetness, and most importantly, the right amount of yogurt to satisfy growing hunger. They also contain no artificial colors, no high fructose corn syrup, are a good source of calcium, are gluten free and are Kosher Dairy. Perfect for all teens.
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They are available in two 8-count Variety Packs either Strawberry/Mixed Berry or Peach Mango/Cherry. The suggested retail price is $4.00-$5.39
They can be bought in Grocery Stores, Walmart, and Target, but not available at Publix.
Therefore, if you take Go Big’s challenge by writing your teen a letter, enter for a chance to win the spotlight for your teen by going to the Go Big Facebook page where you can share how your teen inspires you. Go Big will select three teens with amazing stories and give them a platform to show the world!
What are you waiting for?