Gage loves Shawn White. I'm not sure exactly why, but he loves to watch the X-Games and the Olympics and he really just thinks Shawn White is a cool guy. So when we heard that he would be coming to Wade's work for a health fair we totally sighed up and bought tickets for Gage!
So a few weeks ago Gage and Wade had their special Daddy date to see Shawn White. Gage had to submit questions, but his questions weren't selected. I think he asked why you have to eat healthy to snowboard, or if he likes to eat vegetables...something to that effect. They had a good time walking through the health fair and getting all kinds of free stuff. He came home with Multi-Care frisbees, a pedometer and a fake cast for his finger. He also told me exactly how much sugar was in the coke that I drink..and that it is a "lot mom, you probably shouldn't drink it!". Nice!
Anyway - then they headed to the auditorium to listen to Shawn White. Wade was totally impressed. Gage really listened to every word he said. He talked a lot about peer pressure, standing up for what you think is right and being healthy. He told some great stories that Gage still loves to tell us.
One thing Shawn talked about was how he keeps his hair long, even thought it isn't the cool thing to do. That sometimes you need to stand up and do what you want. When Gage was telling me this I was worried that Gage would want to start to grow his hair out...but then he said to me, "Mom, that is why I like my hair flat and short. Because I like it that way and that's fine!" YES, totally fine with me!
Wade took the picture with his phone (so it's not that great) and it looks like they are really far away, but really he was super close to them. The only disappointment for the night is that some kids got to meet him, and some kids won snow boards, but Gage didn't get either. He was pretty happy with this fake finger cast though. And he had a blast on his special date with Dad.