In the interest of maximum efficiency with minimum effort (or maybe just minimum effort), I posted my response to the Building the Perfect Fighter post about Ronda & me here.
I'm Ronda's mom (-:
Just FYI, I have three other children,
including one who plays soccer, and I had to smile at your description
of the little ones playing soccer.
You might be surprised to
find that I am in complete agreement about hoping your nephew isn't a
great athlete. It's a hard road in many more ways than you might
suppose. I think being a good parent is helping your children reach
their goals and be the best they can be.
In fact, being best
in the world is what Ronda wanted to do and having been a world champion
myself, I had an idea of how to help her succeed at that. One of her
older sisters wanted to be a journalist - she writes for Fox News
Latino, after stints at ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Another sister
wanted to be a teacher and she is a wonderful middle school history
teacher. The youngest sister is still busy being a kid - and playing
Oh, by the way, after I won the world championships, I
got a PhD, started a couple of companies, including my latest, 7 Generation Games which makes educational games to teach math. We
received enough grant money to give it away free to low income schools.
And, I wrote a book on matwork this year. The answer to what people do
in "the outside world" could be to apply that same drive to other
AnnMaria (bored in the airport on the way home from a long business trip)