Proud Mummy (Or Daddy) Moments

The kids have been back to school for a couple of weeks now and already the achievements are rolling in. N came home with two certificates after a week and then T discovered he had won second prize out of his whole year group (approx 240 children) for a history project he did before the summer holidays! 

We had to attend a special prize-giving event where he was presented with this certificate and National Book Token. I can't even explain how proud I felt when he stood up in front of everyone (he's quite shy so this was a big deal) and gave a short speech about his work. Yes, it brought tears to my eyes.

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After all this happened, I was discussing pride with T and N and I explained that although I'm super proud of them when they receive prizes/medals/certificates, these are just a bonus and they aren't the only thing that makes me proud of them.

I explained that the little things can make me just as proud - E taking her first steps, saying her first words or stacking a wooden block on top of another one. N playing with E as soon as she comes home from school, tidying her room or braiding her own hair. T remembering all his school equipment for the day ahead, caring for anyone who's sad/hurt or joining an after-school club. These are just a few of the day-to-day things that make me a proud mummy.

I find proud mummy moments in every single day (even when they're driving me crazy), it's one of my favourite parts of parenthood.

I'm sure all you mummies and daddies out there know exactly what I'm talking about so why not share your own proud moments below, I'd love to hear them!

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  1. I love it when they're proud of themselves (for whatever reason - that feeling of success they've achieved something special whatever it is).

    Sam has made us proud this week - he's been chosen to be the rep for his Uni course! Apparently it means attending fancy meetings etc Reminds me of when he was chosen in primary as school councillor.

    Alfie's thoughtfulness has made me proud too! He's offered something that has made a difference to Pete and I :)

    I love that you find proud moments in every single day Kate. xx

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    1. They're lovely proud moments Shaz, each achieving something in a different way but both are equally as important to mum and dad. Thank you for sharing x

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  2. Awww what a lovely post :) I agree although certificates and prizes are amazing it is sometimes the small things that make us most proud xx

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    1. Definitely! I remember my mum saying the same thing to me and I thought she was talking rubbish to be honest, what could be better than winning a prize or certificate! Now I have my own children I understand exactly what she meant :)

      Thank you for commenting x

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