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Tell Weetabix what makes your child a champion - a year’s supply of Weetabix, a Weetabix tin and crockery worth £250 to be won NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Nov-13 11:49:53

As part of their How to Grow a Champion campaign – an inspirational series of films for Britain’s mums that highlights the essential role that good nutrition and healthy food played within the young lives of Britain's sporting elite, Weetabix have asked us to find out about Mumsnetters' favourite moments from their DCs' childhood.

Here's what Weetabix have to say: "When we made our How to Grow a Champion films it was great to hear mums of three of Britain’s sporting champions say they made breakfast such a priority for their children. It was also lovely to hear them reminisce about some of their favourite moments from when their famous children were growing up. One of the best ways all mums (and dads) can support their little champions is to set a good example when it comes to eating well as good habits developed in childhood last a lifetime. Parents should be encouraging their children to eat breakfast every day as it helps provides the energy little ones need to be physically active, learn and grow.”

You can have a look at one of their How to Grow a Champion videos below:



So, were there any moments where you've felt like your DC was a champion? Every child has many different milestones and achievements but which ones made you glow with pride?

Whatever your favourite moments are, Weetabix would love to hear them.

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a year’s supply of Weetabix, an iconic Weetabix tin to keep it in and some stylish Emma Bridgewater melamine crockery.

Please note your comments may be included on Weetabix's social media channels, and possibly elsewhere, so please only post if you're comfortable with this.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

PS - The views expressed here are those of individual members of the Mumsnet community and do not necessarily reflect the views of Weetabix
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wheretoyougonow Wed 27-Nov-13 21:52:28

My son is a champion because today, in primary school at dinner time, he chose not to sit with his friends but to sit with a boy who was sat on his own. He was so matter of fact about it when his teacher told me that I swear i nearly burst with pride.

We love Weetabix in this household with strawberries added (and the occasional chocolate Weetabix sometimes lands in their bowl!)

wonderstuff Wed 27-Nov-13 21:55:17

My dd had an operation on both her feet, she had casts past her ankles on both feet for 6 weeks, was in lots of pain and walked with a frame. Her courage, determination and the way she just got on with it blew me away. She didn't feel sorry for herself, she didn't complain.
When she got the frame the nurses were expecting her to be unstable on her feet and need help to use it. She immeidately go going getting cheers from the physio team as she went down the corridor. She was so determined.
It snowed, and she wanted to throw snowballs and build a snowman, but she couldn't, the risk of soaking through the casts and her getting super cold was too much. So DH went out, she shouted directions through the patio doors as he built her snowman, then threw snowballs at her, hitting the glass. She was thrilled and didn't complain about not being able to go out. I was so proud of them both.

KnitActually Wed 27-Nov-13 22:03:07

so proud of my little boy for so patiently trying and waiting to get a school reward.

choccyp1g Wed 27-Nov-13 22:03:30

At infants sports day DS ran so fast in the last leg of the relay that he overtook everyone and came in first. The mother of the child who ran strolled the 3rd leg was crying, as her DD was so proud of her first prize sticker.

He still enjoys sport, but is not particularly good at any sport, despite eating Weetabix for breakfast nearly every day.

IamInvisible Wed 27-Nov-13 22:50:05

DS2(16) loves Weetabix with warm milk and honey.

DS2 is my champion. I am disabled and he is the most wonderful carer. He has a gift, he knows what I need without me having to ask, nothing is too much trouble. He even paints my toenails and files my feet because I can not do it. When we go to the Supermarket if he sees an old or disabled person struggling back to their car, he rushes to help them. At the moment DH is away. If I need help throughout the night I text him and he comes.

He wants to be a nurse and he will be brilliant at it.

DD1 was not meant to be able to see or hear, wasn't meant to taste or smell, she certainly wasn't meant to talk to to walk - all this was told to us when she was a few days old after she suffered a brain injury during birth.

Now she is 3 years old. She can laugh, dance and sing. She can (finally) talk, she can eat, she can walk. She has a wicked sense of humour and she is my champion, doesn't matter what I need to do - shes ahead of me up the mountain.

nobalance Thu 28-Nov-13 06:19:43

Dd (2 yr) is a champion for riding her balance bike to toddler group and back without the need for encouragement and coersion.

petalsandstars Thu 28-Nov-13 06:35:21

My two year old is a champion as she'll sit at the table with her baby sister and if the baby cries she will start singing songs and pulling funny faces to make baby laugh until I can get back in the room.

ladygoingGaga Thu 28-Nov-13 06:54:53

My DS is not very sporty at all, very recently I took him to the park, where a bouncy castle was for an event, he declined to play and whipped his latest book out and sat there and read for an hour, when some of his friends came over to take the Mickey he just replied 'well I'm just doing what makes me happy'
I've spent a long time worrying about him, but now I just accept all kids are different and unique in their own way.

afromom Thu 28-Nov-13 07:56:49

My DS is a champion because despite having a hard start to life, suffering from high level anxiety and OCD he works hard every day to try to overcome the issues that are going on in his head! With such a lack of confidence in himself it would be easy for him to shy away from a challenge, instead he is an amazing, bright, helpful, kind and very sporty lad!

He has achieved great things sports wise, playing for a professional football team, repressing the school on football and athletics and has never had a big head about this. Instead of being ultra competitive he spends his time helping those who are not as able and supporting them to join in!

Weetabix is a big part of our staple diet in our house! Not only is it enjoyed for breakfast with milk and a banana, but I also use it to make banana muffins and fake ferrero rocher style chocolates! Yum!

afromom Thu 28-Nov-13 07:57:12

Representing not repressing!!

starfishmummy Thu 28-Nov-13 08:07:26

When DS took his first independent steps withoit his walking frame. He was 8

Dolallytats Thu 28-Nov-13 08:35:55

My DS is a champion for getting a 'most polite pupil' certificate at the end of year assembly in July. Then, last week, one of the TA's told me he had such wonderful manners and was so nice to everyone.

Very proud mummy!!

cobsrule17 Thu 28-Nov-13 10:37:13

My daughter is my champion as she had battled through a serious wrist fracture
It was Easter day and she was playing on a tyre swing, she fell of backwards and crushed her little wrist , she had to go to hospital and have it put back into place in theatre .
She was so strong the whole time and never once cried , she's such a brave little champion !

manfalou Thu 28-Nov-13 12:37:10

My eldest proved what a caring and loving champion he was on Sunday. Id just put the oven on to cook the Sunday roast, both kids were in the kitchen, the youngest (7 months) in his walker hopping about chasing his brother. I turned round to see my (just) 3 year old standing in front of the oven, stopping his brother from going near it telling him 'The oven is Hot, don't touch it, it will burn your fingers and you'll cry lots. Be happy!' and turned the walker around sending his little bro on his way. So cute and great to know he's already looking after his baby brother =)

I am enormously proud of how DD took the arrival of her new baby brother at the tender age of just 2 totally in her stride. From the moment he entered our lives, she has been a protective and loving big sister, always ready to help him ad show him the way. My heart swells with pride when I watch them together and I hope their love for each other never, ever fades - my 2 little champions

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Thu 28-Nov-13 14:47:19

Not as impressive as some of these but to me, what makes my DS1 a champion is the way he's taken to being an older brother - he loves DS2 (and is DS2s favourite in return) and is constantly 'helping' look after him, getting him toys, holding his bottles, finding his nappies at change time etc

stickysausages Thu 28-Nov-13 14:52:40

Weirdly, pertains was one of my pregnancy cravings... I'm convinced it's why my son was 10lbs !

He loves 'box' for breakfast, not only is it "nummy mummy in his tummy" it gives him energy to cycle to school.

He recently got glasses & has been a little star wearing them grin

LaundryLegoLunch Thu 28-Nov-13 15:04:35

When ds2 finally at age 6 was able to say "yes". He's had speech issues his whole life and that one word eluded him (came out as "let" or "net" or "less"). He practised and practised at his speech therapy and last week finally did it grin It will make such a difference to him to be understood in such a basic way. (People often think he's saying no when he's actually saying yes - imagine how frustrating that is!)

Both he and his younger sister are big weetabix guzzlers too. In fact we go through a box of 24 every 5 days or so and they're only 5 and 2...

clubnail Thu 28-Nov-13 15:13:25

Huge Weetabix fans here. My son even likes them dry!

He's my little champion, he is three and can run along the beam at gym class without falling off, he does headstands like a pro, and forward- and backward rolls. He can run forever!

ElaClaw Thu 28-Nov-13 15:49:17

My youngest son is a champion because he learnt to ride a pedal bike with no stabilisers at 22 months old. grin

lorka Thu 28-Nov-13 16:01:26

We are Weetabix fans in this house we love it hot and cold. My son is a champion because he has taken up running and is doing brilliantly as well as loving it. smile

littleredmonkey Thu 28-Nov-13 17:01:44

My baby boy is one and loves a bowl of weetabix any time of day. He loves them with milk or on their own it sets him up for the challenges of the day which at the moment he is mummys little crawling cruising champion. !!! Its hard work being an explorer

Tusty Thu 28-Nov-13 20:14:13

My son's still quite young, but the first time he converted to loving swimming was a brilliant moment. He'd been through a year of water wobbles, but all of a sudden, one week he just launched himself into the lesson, swimming quite happily, jumping off the side and taking part in all the activities. Everytime he does something new and loves it, he's a little champion.

My little boy is nearly 4 and not very confident, especially in group settings. He's not a climber, hates soft play and only like going on the swings in the park. When he had sports day at pre-school this summer I was really worried. There was climbing involved on one of the activities and a slide, but with a bit of encouragement he participated in everything and even did some climbing and came down the slide. He really was my little champion that day. I was so proud of him for trying his best and joining in.

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