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.
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!