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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.

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Thanks and good luck,


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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Ticktock80 Wed 27-Nov-13 17:13:46

I guess one of mine was when my ds actually managed to run properly at sports day. He had issues running for a couple of years and he managed last sports day really well. I was proud of him then and still am! He now does a variety of sports and is doing well in them all.

As an aside, he has been eating weetabix for years! It is a staple snack as well as breakfast in our house!!!

EstoyAqui Wed 27-Nov-13 17:43:20

My favorite moment recently was when DD stopped taking part in an a race so she could help a fellow participant. It meant she forfeited her medal but she said she would rather be a "thoughtful friend" than win a prize. I was so proud of her when she told me. smile

Ellisisland Wed 27-Nov-13 17:44:17

Oh my DS LOVES his weetabix! He is 22 months and has it for breakfast everyday and would eat it for lunch and dinner as well if he had his way. One of his first words was 'bix' meaning weetabix and it's still the first thing he shouts out every morning grin

For me my DS felt like a champion when his nursery did a sponsored walk round the local farm. He had never walked that far before and was exhausted when they had finished but his little face was determined to keep up with his older cousins as they went round!

Loshad Wed 27-Nov-13 17:58:11

I bet it is not a years supply of weetabix for the Loshad family. Very sporty DS3 eats 7 or 8 every morning, his younger brother has 3 each day grin

My ds is only just 3, but I've been really proud of his enthusiasm for riding his toddlebike and now balance bike - every time we take him out he is faster and more confident, I now have to run to keep up! My dh is delighted as he is mad on bikes and hoping ds will be the next atherton ;)

ds has weetabix for breakfast and supper many days of the week, with raisins and whole milk.

MollyBerry Wed 27-Nov-13 18:14:17

Not my DC but when I was teaching it was when some of the children in my class really grasped counting higher than 10. It took two terms and they were in Year 1 but once they got it they really flew

DS1s was at his first sports day, reception age at school. They were put into teams and it was very competitive.

In his sprinting race, they all set off, and midway through his trainer came off. He looked around, spotted me and I prepared myself to see him cry. Instead he shrugged, grinned at me, and hopped on to the finishing line. He was ages behind everyone else, but he still saw it through and found the humour in it.

WaitingForPeterWimsey Wed 27-Nov-13 18:45:01

When he started saying his first two word sentences after his operation to cure his deafness smile

Showy Wed 27-Nov-13 18:59:58

The first time dd corrected a person on the way they had placed their Weetabix in the bowl. See this thread for clarification. Weetabix is anisotropic and its correct placement in a bowl is very important. I am SO proud.

In all seriousness, dd is a little champion in a lot of quiet ways. She has been teased at school for being a tomboy and a bit different and she came home after each episode and declared defiantly that they couldn't make her sad about who she was if she chose not to be affected by them. Her teacher says her biggest strength is her unfaltering self esteem and quiet confidence in who she is. And I don't ever say it out loud, but I worked damn hard to give her that. Long may it continue. I don't want her to ever be ashamed of who she is and how she feels. And she will fight for this right in her friends and family too. She gave a very rousing speech at school recently (apropos of nothing) about people having the right to live their lives how they wish and to love whom they choose. She did a nice little aside about Tom Robinson and how he taught her about equality too. She's a bit punk, a bit different and she's still only 6. grin

BoohPear Wed 27-Nov-13 19:22:18

When she finally learnt how to roll over after weeks of trying and getting frustrated in herself. I was so proud and still make a big deal of her every time she does it and I get a big grin back in return.

gretagrape Wed 27-Nov-13 19:25:11

Funnily enough, same reason as BoohPear but the reason it made me happy was because it finally meant I didn't have to turn him back the right way in his cot 1000 times a night!

tinypumpkin Wed 27-Nov-13 19:37:21

I think I have to choose DD3 for this as she is the weetabix monster in our house. Last week she opted for trying four for her breakfast, she is only two years old. Where does she put it, particularly as she is very dinky for her age?

In answer to the question, when DD3 walked properly. She has tried it and decided she was not bothered for many many months and talk to walking quite late. I was so proud once she had decided that it was a good thing and actually kept going rather than reverting to crawling as she had done before. No big thing for others but a big thing for her!

CheeseTMouse Wed 27-Nov-13 19:58:42

Does it count that I raced in a rowing regatta whilst pregnant?! Probably not...

Since having my daughter the thing that makes her a champion is her determination. She's only tiny, but definitely knows what she wants to do - it's funny (but slightly frustrating) that she can howl as she gets into the buggy, but when I relent and pick her up it is suddenly all fine!

AryaofhouseQuark Wed 27-Nov-13 20:02:25

The Dts love weetabix, they have to have it with yoghurt and banana. They would happily have it for breakfast lunch and dinner.
I think dried up weetabix should be used to fix potholes, I have practically had to chisel the stuff off high chairs.
Dts were 10 weeks premature, not dangerously early but early enough to need a month in hospital.
meeting milestones means so much to us, it's when we can see how far they have come.
From tiny babies covered in tubes and wires, needing support to breath and feed to bouncing independent toddlers.
On of my proudest moments was them rubbing their 1st birthday cake in to their hair, seeing their smiling chubby faces covered in chocolate was absolutely amazing.

Ellisisland Wed 27-Nov-13 20:07:21

Showy - your daughter sounds awesome! grin

Tanfastic Wed 27-Nov-13 20:13:06

I recently won the exact same prize on one of their Facebook comps. A truck load of Weetabix turned up at my door (132 packs of 24) blushgringrin

Pointeshoes Wed 27-Nov-13 20:20:17

My son amazed me with each milestone he achieved. But most recently he has just started nursery school and we had his first parents meeting last night. The teachers couldn't of said anything nicer, they said he was a pleasure to have, always keen to do an activity. He is quiet in the class but after he had the class bear home for the weekend, on the Monday he had to stand up and tell everyone what he and the bear did. The teacher said he was really confident and proud. He's only 3 and 4 months so we are so pleased he has settled in ok.

We love weetabix !

RedBushedT Wed 27-Nov-13 20:22:27

When my son, who is rather shy and awkward in crowds, was with me at a school charity bingo night. He got a full house and amazed me by not only shouting "bingo", but he then marched up to the front of a packed hall on his own. He stood at the front while his numbers were checked and then brought his prize back grinning from ear to ear. I was so pleased with how confident he looked I could have cried!

My daughter singing at her school harvest festival. She had a beaming smile all the way through and sang out so happily and confidently.
It was great to see her taking part in the play and enjoying herself.

MrsDavidBowie Wed 27-Nov-13 20:24:19

DS 14 has grown 7 inches this year, possibly down to the 7 Weetabix he eats for breakfast, and more after school. grin

He has always been, cricket, swimming....but his passion is playing football. After completing Little League senior level, he stayed on for a year as assistant manager, as the old one retired. When the manager was on holiday for 2 weeks, he took charge, and the team won. He was so proud. And he supports a Championship side, we have no connection with...has done so since he was 8. No idea why.
But it's refreshing, when so many of his peers follow the big clubs.

All three of my little boys are champions purely because there was a very high risk I couldn't have children....I then went on to have three gorgeous miracles smile

toffeesponge Wed 27-Nov-13 21:06:57

My dd is currently having Weetabix every morning after moving off of shreddies grin.

All mine had weetabix daily when tiny and when I have some I always wonder why I don't have it more as it is so nice.

DD is a champion as she has physical difficulties but just gets on with things with no fuss and managed to smash the school record for 11+ results. She is currently teaching herself Arabic.

DS2 is a champion because he has had a lot of changes in the last few years and tries hard.

pingusmum Wed 27-Nov-13 21:24:40

My son is a champion because, at 6, his quirky and individual nature can sometimes cause other children to be a little unkind to him- but he remains resolutely himself. He rarely rises to the bait, although it can still hurt him. He is kind, sweet and caring and SO funnygrin and his true friends love him.
He has always been a fussy eater and the only cereal he will have is Weetabix- 2 on a morning and 2/3 for supper. I always joke that I wish I had shares in the company as we've consumed trillions in the last few years. We like them with milk and a sprinkle of sugar or a chopped banana. Simple. X

LittleMilla Wed 27-Nov-13 21:31:51

I was only asking DH the other day when we can give ds2 weetabix as he's 4.5 months. His older brother has eaten it every day without fair for almost 2.5 years now. He luffs it so much and like others, would and has eaten it for every meal. Esp when ill.

Proudest I've felt has been during potty training recently. I've always found poos pretty funny and something worthy of discussion. So each poo he does is commented upon.

After much comedy "oooooh, aaaaargh, it's coming mummy, I can feel mine poo coming out of mine bottom" my ds got up an proudly said "look mummy, it's a monster!"

And it was. With the weetabix playing a very pivotal role, of course grin

He's my little turdy champion!

sharond101 Wed 27-Nov-13 21:48:29

My DS 18mo is a champion every day and in everything as if I'd listened to so many Doctors he wouldn't be here as I apparently cannot have children or carry a child to term. I enjoy saying "I told you so."

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.

CrewElla Thu 28-Nov-13 20:53:08

It is the sweet things my 2 year old does, like getting his granny's shoes for her when we're going out and passing her handbag.

CMOTDibbler Thu 28-Nov-13 20:55:36

My ds is a champion because though he is super high energy, he'd give up his last sweet or anything to someone else, and is always looking out for others. I love how he cuts my meat up for me (I can only use one hand), and how he gently explains to my mum (who has dementia) what there is on a menu and helps her choose.

Jollybaby1 Fri 29-Nov-13 06:27:40

My son is 22months old has three weetabix every morning for his breaking fast. This gives him a lot of energy to run around without him bothering me two much as his tommy is full. Weetabix is a proper breakfast for my family and our favourite my best experience is every morning when I call out is weetabix time he will response to me with a very childlike song for is breakfast. He will sing that song and then sit to eat his breakfast how amazing.

gazzalw Fri 29-Nov-13 08:05:35

My children are both champions because they walk everywhere - we've never had a car so they've walked miles and miles and miles in their lives -come rain or shine.....hardly ever a complaint either!

My 8 year old son is a champion because he never says no to a physical challenge, however demanding. We go for long mountain hikes every summer, sometimes doing mountain tops and down, other times hiking from cabin to cabin carrying overnight gear. He can walk for hours and is tireless, always exploring. His highest peak was 1100 m from sea level. The only official claim to being a champion is taking a gold medal at his gymnastics club championships. But somehow this is less of an achievement than his outlook throughout his every day life.
Our 11 year old is the same, but he is older and stronger, and he was not diagnosed with asthma when he was a year old, like his younger brother.

hambo Fri 29-Nov-13 11:49:04

My son is most proud of achieving his Blue Peter Sports Badge, where he had to introduce someone to sport. He wore that badge all day, every day, for weeks.
As an aside, his father and uncle are sportsmen and grew up eating 20 weetabix A DAY! I can hardly believe it myself but MIL swears it is true as weetabix are healthy, filled them up, and were affordable!!

Madmumof7 Fri 29-Nov-13 17:21:31

We were told my son might never walk again after being diagnosed with a rare bone disease at 18 months. My proudest moment came when he stood and tottered off in front of the same doctor who had given us the bad news. He is now 14 years old and is our champion because despite his condition, bullying because of his small size and disabilities he is always determined to succeed at everything he puts his mind to. Maybe thanks to all the Weetabix he eats! (chocolate versions his favourite!)

Jinty64 Fri 29-Nov-13 22:30:10

When he rode his two wheeler bike for the first time. All his friends had been doing it for years but, being dyspraxic and lacking in confidence (a big fearty) he just couldn't get going and then suddenly he was away! There's no stopping him now.

We are all big weetabix fans in our house.

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 29-Nov-13 23:42:23

All of the children on this thread sound like real champions to me, particularly those who have overcome challenges. My DDs have been lucky to not have had difficulties to overcome compared to many, but their hardworking attitudes, generally good behaviour and kindness to others makes them champions in my eyes.

My ds will always be a champion to me but two years ago he started at a specialist school unable to speak and terrified by the world around him. Now he talks freely, even to the hairdresser who had cut his hair for fifteen years and never heard him speak a word and he now has a thirst for life wanting to get out and about and have experiences. I'd donate the years supply of Weetabix to the wonderful school that made this happen.

Uzma01 Sat 30-Nov-13 09:23:31

My son is amazing. He's almost four and whenever I have a migraine - he asks how I'm feeling, will say a prayer for me and then kiss my head!

He takes some of the new children at nursery under his wing & helps them to settle in, calming them down when they're upset. He also teaches the others tasks that he is adept at, including his younger sister when at home.

isitme1 Sat 30-Nov-13 14:11:45

What makes my ds a champion
Ds1 who is 3 has a few special needs. He is now fed by a tube that is in his stomach (gastrostomy) he deals with a lot of a pain with his stomach on a day to day basis but hardly ever complains. He is the sweetest boy. If he thinks anyone has hurt themselves he automatically thinks they've hurt their stomach. He will check for a tube, rub their tummy and say dont worry dr better (dr will make you better)
Now when we go to the hospital he doesnt hesitate to show them where it hurts and always says thank you once they've checked him over.

mummyxtwo Sat 30-Nov-13 15:48:44

My DS had a hard start to life with severe reflux resulting in a feeding phobia due to the pain he was in. He was in and out of hospital for the first year of his life and baffled doctors with his desire to starve himself rather than go through the pain which drinking caused him. Yet between (attempted) feeds, he was the smiliest, most friendly and charming little baby ever. He delighted in smiling at complete strangers until he won them over and they cooed back at him, at which point he burst into happy giggles. You would never have known the severity of the inflammation he had and the constant discomfort he must have been in.

I am so proud of him. His eating is still difficult and he has a fear of trying new foods. But we are working at it slowly. He remains a lovely little boy, ever friendly and encouraging shy children to play, as well as telling others off if they are being mean to someone! He was an actual champion this Summer when he won his school Sport's Day race, and got to wear a sticker with a gold cup on it. But he is always my champion.

Lovely thread.

DD1 got four A stars in her A levels this summer - she's certainly a champion in my eyes! And dd2 has played a couple of acoustic guitar sets in local open mic events, which always make us v v proud.

Littleorangetree Sat 30-Nov-13 16:47:00

What makes my son (4 yo) a champion is his ability to keep on trying when he finds things difficult. He's also got alot of patience with other children and is very kind. He loves weetabix, especially with hot milk!

YoniMatopoeia Sat 30-Nov-13 17:42:39

I will be back, but why is it aimed at mums, is it always MUMS who are in charge of breakfast, why not Parents.

For the last 4 years DH has been in charge of breakfast. (and dinner most nights)

LoganMummy Sat 30-Nov-13 19:13:27

Our DS (3) is always a champion to us. As a very shy wee boy we are so proud that he has been given a role in his nursery nativity and is practicing every day smile.

And as above weetabix is loved in this house also. Warm milk, banana, and occasionally chocolate drops on top, is known as a superhero breakfast here.

LoganMummy Sat 30-Nov-13 19:15:13

Insanity - that is amazing. Your DS really does sum up what a champion is.

roweeena Sat 30-Nov-13 19:54:24

My DS is a champion because of everything he does , the way he acts, walks, talks - he is my child so I'm biased and its my job to champion him!. Today was the first time he told me he loved me - that felt pretty wonderful!

DoItTooJulia Sat 30-Nov-13 21:09:24

A wheetabix tin? Oh yes please. I have one already, but at 10 years old the hinges are broken and it's on it's last legs, but it's so, so brilliant. We even get comments on it!

I would also happily donate the actual wheetabix to the school insanity s son went to, despite a 48 bisk habit a week here wink

I'm proud of my son for dozens of reasons, but the reason I'm most proud of him is because he is witty, capable, kind and generous every single day.

MildlyMiserable Sat 30-Nov-13 21:09:39

My lovely DS is a champion as he has to be the most patient 10 year old ever! For the past 4 years I have suffered from an autoimmune disease (Still's), he's helped me when I can't move properly (get out of bed even), entertains himself without complaint when I have to sleep (fatigue just hits me) he even eats the wheat/gluten free food I cook without complaining (well not too much)!
I've been hospitalised (once for 2 months and once for 2 weeks), he just got on with things, he's never looked for the sympathy vote, he's never missed school (100% attendance) and he's above average for his year.
He is often let down by my XP, his Dad, promising things but not coming through, he just sighs and says "never mind Mum".
When he was seven he told me the best thing that had ever happened to him was learning how to read - it made me cry with delight!
I am so proud to be his Mum, he really is my Champion!

DoItTooJulia Sat 30-Nov-13 21:10:43

Oh, bloody autocorrect has changed the spelling of it. I'm never gonna win now!

telsa Sat 30-Nov-13 23:39:36

My DD is a champion, a champion for others. Ever since she was very little, she has had a strong sense of social justice and has always made sure that those smaller or shyer than she did not miss out on little treats that were being handed out or opportunities to do something. At 8 she still ensures that all are represented and accounted for and so I think she will always be a champion of the underdog.

HootyMcOwlface Sun 01-Dec-13 01:53:45

My proudest moment was when my boy learnt how to use the spoon to shovel cereal for himself. One day he wouldn't let go of the spoon and I let him have it, expecting it to be thrown over the side as usual. But then he stuck the spoon in the cereal and raised it to his mouth with the cheekiest little look.

I was so pleased with my little champion, despite the mess he made!

spottymoo Sun 01-Dec-13 07:40:01

My daughter felt like a champion when she swam a mile and as excepted into a swimming club, dd is 11 and only learnt to swim 18 months ago she's had cerebral palsy and we were told she'd never sit walk or talk due to the disability.

She was determined to prove them all wrong and through her own determination she never gave up. swimming those 64 lengths was so emotional everyone in the pool was cheering her on she was a true champion grin

CheeryCherry Sun 01-Dec-13 08:37:09

All my dcs have achieved amazing things...swimming a mile at a young age, getting exceptionally high grades in ballet exams, receiving various awards from school. But to pinpoint one I guess I would say that when my dd was at primary school she raised large amounts of money for local charities and the RSPCA and RSPB by doing mad challenges. But her biggest fundraiser was when she had a 12 inch plait chopped off for the Little Princess Trust who make real hair wigs for children with cancer. My true champion!

notnagging Sun 01-Dec-13 09:10:35

I work in a referral unit for children that can't go to mainstream school. When I get to work at 8.30 it's nice to see kids sitting around the table having breakfast together. These kids come from difficult homes, sometimes their parents aren't around or are not good role models. They are champions because despite everyone else giving up on them, they are resilient and determined to try and make a success of their lives.

I think my three year old daughter is a champion because she is such a lovely girl who has had to deal with a lot in the past year. I had a difficult pregnancy with my 10 week old boy so she had to deal with that a bit, then of course the birth of her brother. Then when he was two and a half weeks old, I ended up in hospital with jaundice and liver damage due to gallstones. I have been in and out of hospital since due to procedures and gallstone attacks and she has taken it all in her stride. Of course she has got upset when I have had to go in but she is such a brave girl. I am having my gallbladder out on the 10th December and hopefully that will be the end of it! I can't wait to give my little girl the best time ever afterwards!

beautifulgirls Sun 01-Dec-13 10:09:38

My DD is a champion for surviving septicaemia when she was just 19 months old, spending 10 scary days in intensive care, needing dialysis for failing kidneys that thankfully later recovered and for learning to walk all over again after having half of her foot amputated due to blood supply issue linked to her illness. Right now she is 4 years old and does everything her older sisters do. Nothing stops her - scooting, running, cycling and climbing on everything. I am so proud of her for just being herself and never complaining. She loves a Weetabix every morning!

Snoozie101 Sun 01-Dec-13 21:32:22

My DS eats 3 weetabix everyday, which sets him up nicely for his walk to school. He was a champion in my eyes when he volunteered for the inter school x-country. he ran all the way and finished with a huge smile and plans to do it again next year! He finished waaay behind the leaders but that didn't matter.

Hopezibah Sun 01-Dec-13 22:23:45

When my son finally learnt to swim after 9 years of lessons!! He struggles with his coordination and so it was a pretty big breakthrough for him.

It was the same for riding a bike. It was only when his little brother started to ride without stabilisers that we was able to have a go (much older than his peers were though). I'll never forget the day he finally mastered it and his little brother was running behind him shouting "He's doing it - He's really doing it!!!" We were all so excited.

MTBMummy Mon 02-Dec-13 09:01:05

Not a typical champion moment, but my mum passed away last year when DD was 3, we told her everything about how cancer had made her sick and had eventually died. A month or so later I was having a bad day and she cam up and hugged me, asked me if I was sad because my mum had died and said "it's ok to cry, we still love her and she watches us every day" not sure when my 3 year old became so wise, but she was my champion.

sfancy Mon 02-Dec-13 12:51:02

My DS has had considerable difficulties with his reading and writing. Despite this, he continues to try so hard. I have had to take him out of clubs in order to give him extra help for an hour a day and he has never complained and always tries so hard even though I know that it is so difficult for him because he is only 5. What makes him a champion is that he never gives up.

blueshoes Mon 02-Dec-13 13:53:03

D can fart on demand. Dd is kind and nurturing.

We love Weetabix. It is the one of the few healthy cereals I can get them to eat in the mornings, though they will ask for sugar to be sprinkled on top.

Babycarmen Mon 02-Dec-13 16:42:58

My DD is definitely a champion! She has 2 weetabix every single morning and is full of beans all day. She helps keep me happy when we have been going through some hard times recently, she just smiles and takes it all in her stride!

kateandme Mon 02-Dec-13 18:09:04

everyday is a miracle.i was told id never be allowed the miracle of a child after over half a life with a destructive just hearing that breath every day makes me proud.

unadulterateddad Mon 02-Dec-13 18:45:31

My DS proud moment was when he lent his tracksuit to another child at school so that they could compete in the competition as well so they wouldn't feel left out.

I could not have been prouder if he had won..

madhairday Mon 02-Dec-13 18:47:47

My dd makes me very proud. I have a chronic illness and she does so much for me with no complaint. She is also dyspraxic and has struggled with sport, been bullied at school for being so un co-ordinated etc, so I am very proud that she has taken up cross country running and has persevered to do really well in it. One moment was half way through a muddy race her trainer came off, she picked it up and kept running over stones and all to the end, where she came about half way back. She has that go getting attitude to everything she does and will give anything a go despite physical difficulties.

Oh and she loves Weetabix ;)

ToysRLuv Mon 02-Dec-13 19:05:25

DS (4) resisted trying both his scooter and his bike (said it was too hard), until literally some weeks ago when he suddenly picked up his scooter and "got it" in less than 10 mins. Then, on another day, he decided to get on his bike, and off he went..

He is like this with a lot of things. Will put off trying something until he is good and ready (even if neighbour's kid has been riding her scooter from 18 months) - then master it in a matter of minutes. This is sometimes a very frustrating trait, but on the other hand it is quite astonishing how fast he gets things when he wants to. A "champion" on his individual schedule, I guess smile

ToysRLuv Mon 02-Dec-13 19:06:31

Oh, and DS loves Weetabix. Dry, straight out of the packet. It makes a terrible mess grin

My DS is a champion because before he left primary he was already a black belt in karate, and had his grade 5 in trumpet and music theory.
But it's the little things that you remember most isn't it, like him dressing up as a donkey to gallop along the church aisles to my favourite Christmas song, Little Donkey - or how he'd come in to see us every morning with a new off the wall question. I loved hearing what his opening line would be each day!
And best of all of course he's always been the most cuddly boy ever smile
He's always had either weetabix or shreddies for breakfast - I don't allow anything with too much sugar for breakfast, as I think a healthy start to the day is important - with lots of milk though, DS insists on that!

abbeynationall Mon 02-Dec-13 20:11:40

When pushing the buggy up the hill one day and ds (4) feeling sorry for me goes "Mummy, are your axles aching like Thomas? "
When he announces his thirst with "am boiling like a pan"
When he woke up one morning and asked me with a straight face "Mummy, when are we going back to BRITLAND?" I refuse to correct him
He makes me laugh with his originality but the moments that have stood out for me were when he came home with a certificate for being courteous and also when he read the words 'blog of the day' on MN grin

Oh, and he's weetabix mad, I think it tastes hay but that is his staple breakfast and won't have anything else smile.

abbeynationall Mon 02-Dec-13 20:13:30

like hay ! grr

defineme Mon 02-Dec-13 20:52:23

Ds1 is an absolute champion: life has dealt him duff cards with his special needs, but he keeps on keeping on every bloody day. He has just had Weetabix for his supper.

My Dtwins are champions for the same reason: their unfailing vim, enthusiasm, energy and joy in life. When I'm exhausted with all that life throws at us, they save the day time and time again.

My family is a brilliant team and they all deserve a medal. smile

Ds is a champion. As school councillor he was given the very important job of showing prospective parents around the school. The first thing he decided to show all of them was his sister in reception class grin
He is six by the way and loves weetabix!

LittleTownOfBOOTHSlehem Mon 02-Dec-13 21:46:07

My DS loves Weetabix, we go through flavour phases, it's currently golden syrup. DS (3 1/2yrs) wants to be a champion at everything, asking 'am I the winner mummy?' Every meal is even an event to win and he and his younger sister have Weetabix eating contests! He is desperate to be crowned the champion! He usually is to his delight smile

Vijac Mon 02-Dec-13 23:13:03

My son loves weetabix too! Would happily have it for every meal. He is always a champion ;))! But especially when he is so thoughtful towards other toddlers when they hurt themselves. Also, he is a champion in his memory, he is constantly astounding me!

knightonian Wed 04-Dec-13 06:37:21

Wheetabix is the cereal of champions!

It keeps you full when others are just full of air.

Passed from generation to generation, from my grandmother eating throughout her life with hot milk to me having it for tea as a student.

It has so many memories and helped me enthuse about music and books.

Collecting tokens for mystery books or queen stickers.

It will def be my daughters cereal of choice if I can influence it!!

RedKites Wed 04-Dec-13 11:21:36

My DS1 is a champion because he is the loudest, most enthusiastic (and even vaguely tuneful) singer at the toddler group we go to. He is also very keen on breakfast in general and 'bix' in particular.

My DS2 is a champion climber. He is only 13mo but has worked out how to move stools/ride-ons/whatever he can find so he can climb on the coffee table, sofa or whatever is going to scare me the most!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 04-Dec-13 12:20:00

DD loves her Weetabix - she won't even try anything else. She has it every morning.

Anyway, DD is a champion in my eyes because she always tries her very best and encourages others to do so. She cheers as much when her friends win as she does when she wins. She also makes me smile and laugh every day.

WowOoo Wed 04-Dec-13 12:51:26

My ds who is 4 had a champion moment this morning in the school yard.
He's been bullied a bit by an older boy. I've been telling him not to hit back as he'll only get himself in trouble. I've also been giving him ideas for what to say to try to stop it.

I watched him get pushed to the ground and then yell in the boy's face 'I do not like that. That is not a kind way to behave. Leave me alone.'
It would have been easy to whack him back, but it made me very proud that he's been listening to me and that he's learning to cope with the school playground a bit better.

RustyBear Wed 04-Dec-13 12:54:57

Bit of a hijack, but as you are in touch with Weetabix, maybe they could advise the OP of this thread...


hareagain Wed 04-Dec-13 15:50:35

DS winning goalkeeping award twice on the trot after saying when all sat poised 'Its ok, I know its not my turn'

beanandspud Wed 04-Dec-13 20:18:18

I remember the day DS swam a length of the pool. He'd been so close to swimming without floats but had a really tough time at swimming lessons (mostly due to a succession of different teachers) and had been on the verge of giving up when we moved classes.

Within two weeks he went from standing on the side of the pool crying to enjoying the water again. A few weeks later and he did his length. I wish I'd had a camera to capture his little face grinning when he finished - he was so, so proud of himself grin

DinoSnores Wed 04-Dec-13 21:15:37

DS is only 3 but the way he cares for his little sister is just so sweet. He wants to cuddle her and bring her things and comfort her if she is crying. He loves helping us find her clothes (some of the outfits he picks are, em, interesting!) and showing her things when we are out and about.

NotAFeminist Wed 04-Dec-13 22:51:25

Weetabix was actually the first 'proper' cereal my son had! And it's still one of his favourites now. He's still young (13 months) so I haven't experienced the sports day/parents evening etc etc pride. But he has impressed me with each milestone he's reached! He kind of did most things 'on time' for instance, when I saw that a friend of mine was weaning her baby at 4 months, I tried to wean my son at 5 months and he wasn't interested. But as soon as he turned 6 months, he was all for it! He also didn't sit up by himself until he was 10 months old, but then mastered walking in 4 days when he turned 1!

I was thinking yesterday though at how amazed I was that my son survived his first two nights in our new place. My husband and I were made homeless 4 weeks before LO was born and we were living in this terrible place with mushrooms growing on the wall and when we moved to our permanent home, we had no hot water or heat for two days. LO was 2 weeks old and it was the middle of winter and it was freeeezing in the house and he made it! He survived the rough temporary place with the mould and the damp and the fungus and everything else. He wasn't ill. He was tightly wrapped up and cared for and he was fine. That was kind of my lowest point and I felt like I had let my son down before he was even born, but he is thriving today and such a joy and makes me laugh and glow with pride every single day! And THAT is what makes him a champion to me :D

FrootLoops Thu 05-Dec-13 11:12:21

My children are my champions. I am one of the many people in the UK that suffers depression and my 3 DDs help me stay positive everyday.

DD1 is the kindest, most thoughtful girl who is always ready with a hug, homemade card or dance performance for any one she feels needs or deserves one.

DD2 is a happy and mischievous girl whose cheeky smile tells me that my day won't be boring and her hugs are the most heartfelt and warm.

DD3 is only a few months old but her smile makes my world a better place.

I have made myself cry now - soppy sod that I am.

daisydaisy11 Thu 05-Dec-13 17:46:27

My 2 year old made me proud when she presented her newborn sister with her favourite blue bunny and said "share" -none of her other friends get near the bunny so it was a lovely gesture that showed she knew her baby sister was someone special.

lankyesme Thu 05-Dec-13 21:47:11

DS 6 is the most thoughtful and considerate child, also a champion Weetabix - 4 for breakfast. DD 3 is highly motivated by her brother and tries to do everything and more that he does! Hence eating 3 for breakfast today.

Letitsnow9 Fri 06-Dec-13 01:09:42

I know it's cheesy but I think all kids are champions at all times, the way they absorb the world like a sponge, the way they work so hard to learn a new skill etc

HannahLI Fri 06-Dec-13 12:04:18

I think when you have young children they are always doing "champion" things but one that stands out recently was how brave my two little boys were. I was taken away to the hospital a few weeks ago in an ambulance which ended in emergency surgery and a few days in hospital. I was so incredible proud of my three and one year old as they waved me goodbye in the ambulance. I know for the three year old it must have been challenging for him understanding that something was very wrong with his mummy, and yet he faced it bravely, adapting to the next few weeks amazingly. I have never been prouder than how they coped with it all - dare I say better than me! What Champions.

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 06-Dec-13 15:27:18

My champion moment was only last week. After just a few weeks at ballet, my 2.5 year old tried so hard to do a dance routine. At the end of the dance, she ran the length of the hall to do shrieking "me did it" with a look of glee on her face. I was so proud (and a bit tearful).

She has 2 Weetabix every morning for breakfast smile

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 06-Dec-13 16:22:35

my Ds2 is quite literally a champion, he won two years running the UDO world breakdance under 18's championship and we have the huge trophies cluttering up in pride of place in the living room. grin very proud of him <boast>

Bubbles85 Fri 06-Dec-13 19:42:44

I'm still waiting for my LO to be born, but my favourite moment so far was when my husband finally felt her wriggle around smile

OrnamentalAsAnything Sat 07-Dec-13 12:56:09

DS is a champion for being committed to Xmas. fsmile

Obviously the fact that you have to be asleep or else Santa won't be able to leave you presents has sunk in well: Santa arrived at rugby class one morning last week and DS, aged three, threw himself on the floor, clamped his eyes shut and started snoring. fgrin

Cherryjellybean Sat 07-Dec-13 19:11:45

All children are champions in their own ways.
My 2year old dd has recently learnt to say please and thankyou without reminding, and says 'ok?' And pats your back when you cough, very sweet smile

sealight123 Sun 08-Dec-13 20:53:49

My daughter amazes me everyday. She is always so curious, asking what everything is, learning new things constantly. She is always confident and loves to sing and dance and talk. I look at her and think are a part of me...I remember when you were so tiny and couldn't walk or talk or even sit up....she's only 2 but my little baby is already growing up and I am so proud of her.

Why does this thread need to turn me into a soppy crying mush of a woman? lol

She also used the potty today..which was pretty awesome!

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Sun 15-Dec-13 19:30:43

He isn't a naturally sporty but he always tries his very best. Give me absolutely 100% from last place anytime.

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