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I love this thread! My DS (7) sang Silent Night beautifully on friends karaoke machine at the party we went to yesterday - he managed to read all the words and was so confident. I did shed a tear.
Took dd3 to her first ballet this afternoon. The Little Match Girl, such a sad story, she loved it and was mesmerised by the dancing.
As I can not always tell how she is going to behave, it was a lovely afternoon.
Just done the Christmas shop and DD (2) was behaving herself in spite of the mayhem. Someone came over to me and said that my DD was the cutest little girl. DD wished her a happy Christmas (and the checkout man, and the man and his wife with their guide dogs...). I had a little proud moment. This will be our 2nd Chrismas together and she gets it. She keeps peeking under the tree.
First carol service, done, behaved beautifully (both of us) although
I cried my eyes did get a bit watery because of my cold.
Love this thread!
DD told her dolly this morning (as I was getting ready for work) 'Don't be sad, Mammy always comes back.' Made me a little bit sad that she still needs to reassure herself when I'm going somewhere but a lot happy that she's able to tell herself that I'll be back.
This thread is lovely! Don't we have some fabulous children?
I want to shout from the rooftops about how proud I am of our DCs, but I'm aware that this pride might be seen as boasting, so I try not to... but I am so very proud of them both.
Mine are teens now and have been with us for 12 &13 years.
DD (almost 15) struggles more than DS, but she has had five 'incident' free weeks at school!! She has been chosen to play for the school football team on several occasions and has travelled with the school band to various concerts, where she has played beautifully . This is because her wonderful new teacher at her special school has realised that DD needs constant reassurance, rather than a reward at the end of a full day of 'getting it right'. She gets a tick and a little comment after each period at school and she's very happy.... and so are we!!
DS brought his interim report home (he is yr 9 in mainstream) and he has done so well. He didn't do very well in maths in his first year there. On this report, he has a commendation and is exceeding expectation in the top set... all through his own sheer determination and hard work.
He is a brilliant sportsman in both senses of the word - always committed, always fair. He has bought his sister some lovely presents for Christmas with the money he earns from his paper round, but most of all, he's an absolute joy to be around.
That felt cathartic... thanks for this thread Rudolph!
It feels very unmumsnetty to be boasting but I can't resist joining in as I've had a couple of breakthroughs this week.
DD has always been painfully shy and has never been able to enjoy nativity plays or assemblies. After the last school show when she just cried all the way through another mum from her class suggested a speech and drama group that would be good for her so I enrolled her in September.
Fast forward to this year's nativity and she stood up and said her lines beautifully and was singing louder than anyone else. I was so proud and most surprised to discover that she has a lovely singing voice too.
DS has had a rough time this year as he suffers from low self esteem and a fear of change.He is really struggling to settle at his new school - so much so that for the first time I've had to request help from the post adoption team. I've been at my wits end.
And then he came home yesterday and proudly told me that he sat a maths test and scored a level 4c which the teacher told him was the highest score you can get (he has just started y3). He was beaming and I felt like I'd got my happy little boy back again.
Loving all of these posts
My DS also did brilliantly in his school play as a little donkey!
He has been placed with us 6 weeks now, when he 1st came he didn't know his letters or numbers. He can now write his name & recognises all of his letters! :-D
He is coming along great with me too, especially as this is the first time DH has returned home (in the forces, post on a previous thread) that he hasn't completely detached himself from me! He still favours him but enjoys playing & sitting on mummies knee still
It's fantastic to hear positive stories, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas with your little ones x
Maryz, I too remember horrible childless Christmases (sp?), I now have a tiny
huge tendency to not be able to have a small scale Christmas!! I guess it's compensation to myself. Luckily, our boys are pretty good with big events so it doesn't phase them too much.
Fab news about going to school, well done to him My oldest doesn't get good school reports either, I take it with a pinch of salt because his kind character is more important to nurture I think.
We got through DS1's Parent's Evening. Not good results, no effort blah blah blah but I am so, so proud of him because he has gone to school every day (has school refusal/phobia) and I've seen how hard he's worked to get here.
Mine are just wonderful atm
apart from the state of their rooms
dd is in her last year at school, just finished Christmas exams and doing much better than she expected. ds2 is excelling at everything apart from his schoolwork, which is apparently not as important as all his many extra-curricular activities
And we have survived ds1's birthday, which is always a really awful time of year for him . He's struggling a bit, but so much better than a few years ago, thank goodness.
And no matter how awful it gets, I remember a really terrible Christmas this time twenty years ago, when we had been trying to have children for seven years and were facing yet another childless Christmas. We have come a long way.
I love these stories about little ones - it brings up lovely memories [nostalgic]
DD2 has her carol service on Thursday, and she is singing in the choir. My mum is coming many miles to see her sing :-)
Yay for DD3!
DS has his first "proper" carol service on Thursday.
Well, she did it. Dd3 took part in her nativity this morning. Yes, she fiddled, yes, she chewed her costume and looked very anxious at times.
But. SHE DID IT.
So very proud of my baby.
Love "the hand that makes me happy" <sob sob>
DS is 8 and considers himself very grown up. HE firmly calls me mum now. But when he gets excited he still shouts "Mumum!" which is what he used to call me when he was tiny
He still slips his hand (secretly) into mine occasionally when we're out walking somewhere. A friends of mine calls it "the hand that makes me happy"
T'was DS's school Xmas fair last night and I was working all evening. He took £12 he'd been given as his birthday money and spent it all (unaccompanied by me) on Xmas presents for family. And school had a stall where children could wrap their presents so he has wrapped them all himself too.
It's so sweet, it makes me feel all mushy - he's so proud of buying his first xmas presents totally on his own.
In his Advent calendar DS has various pictures including some carol singers, and I sang Away in a Manger to him when he opened it. Now he sings Ah Ah Ah when we look at the pictures.
Oh and although he still asks for it 6 times a day he doesn't have a tantrum when I say "no, tomorrow".
Lilka, they are such lovely memories I can't wait till my sons pick my presents instead of daddy helping. It's really special when they put all their effort into something.
The "my mummy" thing was a poignant moment for me, especially as it's something I hadn't noticed he didn't do. Does that make sense?
That's wonderful rudolph !
Moments to treasure
My DS told me proudly before school today that when he goes shopping with DD1 tomorrow he's going to find me a special christmas present all on his own with no help.
Also, the other day I found him trying to clean out the Gerbil tank all on his own, because he wanted to help me out! He didn't manage it, I found him because he had to cry for help when he couldn't lift the large (15 gallon glass aquarium) tank without help and he was trying to stop it falling on the floor/him. I told him how lovely he was and also not to try and do that again until he's older and stronger!!
I'm so proud of how generous and kind he can be
All my emoticons have disappeared, so sorry for what looks like horrendous grammar!
Hi guys, I wanted to start a boast thread to inject some Christmas cheer All parents welcome, if you have BC already let us know what they have done too.
I'll start, my oldest DS got on stage and did his little sheep dance to perfection. Last year he pulled the curtain at the back of the stage down because he couldn't sit still for even 1minute. This year he went on stage, danced brilliantly, then came off back to his classroom with no mishaps at all
My youngest DS has started calling me "my mummy" instead of just mummy. Feels wonderful
Over to you guys for some brilliantly positive stories
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