Sometimes you are so proud…..
When your 10 year old daughter, who loves loom bands (like all 10 year old girls) and has a friend who has given her a few to make, says she can wait until her birthday – in three months time – for her friend to give her a kit and bands (as her friend has generously said she will). I was planning to buy her a kit this school holidays. “It’s OK Mum,” she says. “I can wait.”
When you are playing Uno on a Friday night, (after a couple of G&T’s) with said 10 year old and your four year old (who of course has no idea) – and the ten year old doesn’t even really care that her brother has no idea, and the four year old, with a bit of help from you, manages to win, like REALLY – and we all laugh about it. I’m proud of myself for playing (when I didn’t really feel like it on a Friday night). I’m proud of my daughter for tolerating her brother. I’m proud of my boy for winning, somehow!
When the four year old pulls off these little ‘diamonte’ stickers that the ten year old has formed into a love heart on your wallet, and the 10 year old does’t re-act (much) and the four year old feels a bit bad and turns the diamonte stickers into a rainbow design on your wallet. ‘Look Mum, Rainbow.”
Then the ten year old makes them into a love heart again and says, “I love you Mum”.
When the four year old, who was demanding your attention (earlier in the evening) calms down and listens when you tell him that Mummy is in the middle of making a (small) donation to help some poor people and he just has to wait, and he says ‘OK Mum’. And he asks about the poor people, and worries that they are sad. And you say ‘They might not be sad, but they are poor and they just need some help’. And he says he doesn’t want them to be sad or poor. And he waits while you do the online transaction and still he asks, concerned, ‘Are the poor people sad?’
That pride, pretty good heh!
When was the last time you were really proud of your kids (or yourself)?
What makes you the proudest parent around?
Come on, boast!!
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT
PS – Just a bit proud of myself as one of my kid’s meditation videos seems to now be the No 1 Google search result when you google ‘kid’s meditation videos’ or ‘children’s meditation videos’. Almost 15,000 views for the videos. Love you to check out the latest one, and watch the end for ‘bloopers’.