This is my daughter struggling to grab a bobbing apple with her teeth the other day. She would NOT give up until she chomped into that apple and pulled it out of the water. It took 10 frustrated tries and submerging herself to her neck to get it. Every time, she looked at me, her eyes asking that same question: when will I actually get this thing?! Then she dunked her head right back in as if to answer her own question:
Eventually. Just try again.
Wow, I wish I had her determination, I thought. Then I realized. I do!
Stubbornness Determination runs in our family. And it’s a good thing too, because if I wasn’t so stubborn my kids would be even weirder than they are.