Thursday, June 11, 2009

Savouring Small Victories

This parenting gig, not always such an easy thing.

Some of you might recall that the Kit Kat joined the rank of the bus drivers this past Fall. And at first she really enjoyed it. In fact, the biggest challenge was getting her to bed after Cadet night because she was too excited to actually sleep.

Alas, that was not meant to last. Around Christmas time, she decided this was no longer something she wanted to do. It was much too boring, you see.

Unfortunately for her, the house rule is that if you start an activity, you have to finish out the year. And so it was that with much wailing and gnashing of teeth, the Kit Kat was forced to keep her commitments.

Lo and behold, coming close to the end of the year, the Kit Kat discovered that she had missed a promotion night back in February and was unaware that she has been promoted in abstentia from an ordinary garden variety Cadet to a Leading Air Cadet.

Which she thought was pretty exciting. And which caused her to muse that maybe Cadets wasn't that bad after all and perhaps a flight scholarship could be in her future.

Of course, it probably helped that she had recently made a friend there along the way. Being something that the Kit Kat, great kid that she is, still struggles with.

At any rate, the 507 F/L MacLean Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron held their Annual Ceremonial Review this past Saturday.

You can catch all of those pics here. I must say, they do like to march.

Following the ACR, the Kit Kat advised her rather surprised but very pleased parents that she was willing to consider sticking with the program next year.

Sunday was the Squadron's Annual Banquet where more promotions were handed out.

And the Kit Kat is now planning her activities for this September. Working them around the Air Cadet schedule. Which makes her poor, beleaguered parents very, very pleased.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.

Congratulations, Corporal Kit Kat.


Pogue said...

Very cool!

Punkys Dilemma said...

Congrats Corporal Kit Kat!
Way to go!

Kris, in New England said...

Awesome! Congratulations to Kit Kat - and her parents. I detect a seriously great future for her!!!

MMC said...

Thanks guys.
Now I just hope she keeps sticking with it.