My kid is old in mind, but young in body. He thinks social media is stupid and spends little to no time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Direct quote - "The stupidity hurts me, Mommy! Waaaaaa!" He's smart, sarcastic, clever, and really, the kid has a potty mouth that rivals mine. I asked him to write a blog post for me, because tonight is the third Blogapalooza on ChicagoNow.
What's Blogapalooza? It's a blogger challenge! All the CN bloggers are given a topic at 9PM and we are to write and post at 10PM sharp. My head is a brick of broken snot. I can't think. I told Zach, my kid, that I was going to skip the challenge, unless he could help me out, and he said, "I got this."
The Blogapalooza topic/challenge for tonight:
Write about a great challenged faced. By you. By someone else. By an entity. At any point in the past or in the future.
Introducing Zach the GOAT - greatest of all time, as he's known at school - my thirteen year old crotchfruit. I couldn't be more proud to be his mom, but I do wish he'd stop dropping f-bombs and start picking up his shit.
BY ZACH KNEPPER
We all face challenges in our lives, some greater than others. But it’s how we deal with our challenges that make us great. Being 13, I know almost nothing about what’s ahead of me, but I’ve faced challenges all the same. Time limits, school projects, and even being a decent human being are hard, but nothing compared to the challenge that is life itself.
Enjoying life is a challenge. We can’t do all the things we want to and fully enjoy them at the same time. We stress out over what we haven’t done, and forget about what we have done. Time is limited, and sometimes our bucket lists aren’t completed, but is that a bad thing?
Not rushing through life is more than a challenge. It’s a trial of human emotion. Savoring the moments we live, and squeezing out every last drop of enjoyment, is the challenge we all face. So I can proudly say; No, I haven’t done much with my life yet and yes, I’ve enjoyed every last minute of it.