Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q is for.......... Quinn

Quinn, Quinny, Q-bird, just plain Q. It's hard to believe my little girl is 11 years old. Not so little any more. There are a million reasons why I'm crazy about my kid. I won't go on and on, just a few highlights.
Q for President!!!!

If Quinn had a theme song it would be Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life." The girl is full-on, all the time. I've had the privilege of coaching Quinn's soccer team the last 3 years, and watching her play is one of the great joys of my life. The girl gets after it people. I mean, she never stops. One of the parents told Quinn recently that he was so happy his daughter was on her team because she makes everyone a better player. I can't think of higher praise for an athlete.

Quinn is also a kid who cries hysterically whenever we see one of those help the animals commercials. I'm talking heaves, sobs. We can be flipping channels and just the slightest glimpse of one of these commercials sets her off. It's hard not to laugh sometimes, but then it's hard not to cry right along with her.

Quinn is a kid who thinks it's fun to waitress when we have people over to the house. You're never without a drink during Quinn's shift, and she takes such good care of her customers that she is always tipped well. Sure, she likes the money, but she'd do it anyway.

Quinn is a kid who throws herself into her hobbies. She is currently obsessed with Rainbow Loom, a plastic toy loom used to weave colorful rubber bands into bracelets and charms. She watches videos on her ipad to learn new and more intricate designs all the time. She post pictures on her Instagram of her favorites. Everyone who visits the Riley house leaves with a bracelet in their favorite colors. Quinn wouldn't have it any other way.

If you're still reading, thanks for putting up with the ramblings of a Dad who's head over heels for his kid. I'm sure there are a lot of great Q words I could have gone with for Q, but sometimes you just have to go with your heart.


  1. Hi human, Tim,

    And right on "Q", I arrive with a comment :)

    Your pawsting shows the love of a father for his beloved daughter. It's wonderful to note how much you care and wish to share your joy.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny, the friendly host of the Alphabark Challenge! :)

  2. That's the best Q word of all, because it's one of the ways you spell love in your house.

  3. She sounds like a great kid. No wonder you're so proud.

    Doesn't everyone cry when those help the animals commercials come on? Tip: Don't let her watch NatGeo. Some of the things that people do to their pets on those shows is just horrific. Of course, the show is about the rescue and trying to save them, but STILL it just breaks my heart.

  4. Yes, sometimes you just have to go with your heart. Thanks man.

  5. Couldn't be a better Q word than this. What a sweet girl. And I know I would be blubbering along with her during the animal commercials. I can't watch the Sarah McLachlan one.