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QueenNefertitty Fri 16-Mar-18 21:23:00

Just seen an awful thread about a kid being sworn at in public (promise this isn't a TAAT)....

it made me feel rotten, and for some reason I started thinking about DS and all the things I love about him, listing all the ways he makes my heart swell. I wanted to share them, and thought other people might want to too...

theres always so much turmoil and worry about parenting/ kids/ child development on MN - it seemed like a nice Friday night jolly thread - hopefully not too mushy from me!

Anyway, DS is 18 mo, and the things that tug my heartstrings the most are-

The way he tries to put my face cream on my face and rub it in for me

The way he says 'Mama' when he's tired and wants to breastfeed

The way he offers me his food on a fork if I finish mine first, with a very intent look on his face

The way he stands on my feet and asks for 'a dance'

The way he sniffs tubs of playdough with a big inhale like its a delicate, savoury bouquet

The hand movement he does when he sees a fish in a picture book, or in real life (like a one handed clap)

The way he reaches out to hold my hand when we're setting off walking outside

The way he waves goodbye and shouts 'BYYYYYEEEE' AFTER someone's already left (never before)

FissionChips Fri 16-Mar-18 21:26:12

The optimism.

Jobbieshitkakaboudin Fri 16-Mar-18 21:30:45

The pure joy that bursts out of DS1 (even though its too much for some)

The serious attitude of DS2 even when he acts like making goggles out of toilet rolls is brain surgery.

DD - the fact she is the naughtiest, wildest child on the block.

What a great thread. We all love our children and its lovely to focus on their positives.

Creasey31 Fri 16-Mar-18 21:31:02

My boy is 6 and he always sticks up for me, if we are play fighting he will always jump on his Dad and say get off my mom. A road worker made a joke the other day and he said go eat ketchup it made no sense but it was him defending his mum! X

peachgreen Fri 16-Mar-18 21:35:29

As a new Mum with PND I love, love, love this thread as it's reminded me that my six week oldies already her own little person with her own little quirks and that will only become more apparent as she gets older. So I love...

- The way she curls her fingers inside the neckline of my top when she cuddles into me

- The way she rubs her face violently against us or her hands as she's falling asleep

- The sad little face she makes just before she cries which is basically a human ☹️ emoji

- The happy noises she makes on her changing mat even if she's been screaming moments before you put her down

- How she refuses to take her eyes off Daddy for a moment when she's having a bath

willothewisp17 Fri 16-Mar-18 21:36:29

Absolutely everything about my daughter.
Her soft little cheeks, the way she gets all puffed up and angry, the way she sticks out those two little front teeth, the way she instantly holds her wee arms out to be picked up when you get near her, the look of sheer surprise when she bounces in her jumperoo, the very rare occurrences when she lets out a proper belly laugh, the baby babbling that she has started to do, the way she stares up into my eyes when she's having her bottle! I could go on forever, she was premature and a tiny 2lb 15oz when born, so she's a complete and utter wonder to me and the light of my life!

QueenNefertitty Fri 16-Mar-18 21:37:11

@jobbie

The focus is incredible in small ones isn't it? I wish I had the sort of dedication to ANYTHING that DS shows when he's trying to put together his ninky nonk track...

CanIhavedessertfirst Fri 16-Mar-18 21:38:10

My eldest is just so caring - I took him for dinner after nursery yesterday and he put half of his sandwich on a serviette for me. Things like that make me realise I'm not doing the terrible job I think I am. He's just a lovely, kind little boy.

My youngest is just never miserable! I love how he says 'hi' to everyone as I'm pushing him along in his pram.

kaytee87 Fri 16-Mar-18 21:38:52

Just how joyful and affectionate he is. Don't know what I've done to deserve him, I'm still so in love with him still 19 months later 😍

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Fri 16-Mar-18 21:39:20

DS1's dark sense of humour.
The way DD still holds my hand at 10.
DS2's silly sense of humour.

Pooshy Fri 16-Mar-18 21:39:24

What a lovely heart warming thread!

QueenNefertitty Fri 16-Mar-18 21:39:54

@peachgreen

Congratulations on your girl - and I promise you - it will get better. 6 weeks is the earliest of days, and those little joys you listed - one day they'll start to outweigh all the moments you just want to put your head in your hands and wail.

You sound smitten - hold that in your mind when you're wondering if you're doing okay. You are. flowers

fabulousfrumpyfeet Fri 16-Mar-18 21:41:19

The charm and diplomacy of my nearly 4 year old which will take him far in life, "you just come and play with me for a little while and then you can go and and do your cooking...that's right mummy...put the spoon down".

fabulousfrumpyfeet Fri 16-Mar-18 21:43:17

And the complete fearlessness of my quiet and unassuming 7 year old - he held a snake today!

fabulousfrumpyfeet Fri 16-Mar-18 21:43:55

Nice thread btw

QueenNefertitty Fri 16-Mar-18 21:46:00

@frumpy

That is excellent. DS is still in his 'absolute dictatorship' mode of parent-management. TBH I don't think this one will ever learn tact and diplomacy; he's the ultimate bull in the china shop....

MatchsticksForMyEyesReturns Fri 16-Mar-18 21:46:03

DD is 10. She has such empathy for others. She really sticks up for those she feels are being badly treated and I love that about her. She will do things to help me without being asked because she knows it will make life easier for me.
DS is 7 and has the ability to make me laugh every day. His facial expressions and different accents he does are hilarious. He is also so affectionate.

slippermaiden Fri 16-Mar-18 21:47:55

I love that they still think I'm wonderful. They love my cuddles. They have little bits of myself and my partner and I love that ❤️

Yarboosucks Fri 16-Mar-18 21:48:11

I saw that thread too….

My Ds is 18 and if he takes hold of my hand now when we are out, my heart soars! He won't hold it for long, but he will for a few seconds, but long enough for it to mean the world to me. It is so strange that now my hand fits into his.

QueenNefertitty Fri 16-Mar-18 21:48:56

@yarboo

Something in my eye....

SlackerMum1 Fri 16-Mar-18 21:50:34

DD has the most amazingly expressions and eyebrows... don’t know where she gets it from cos neither DH or I can do it. She can totally do the MN hmm which I’ve otherwise never seen in real life

Yarboosucks Fri 16-Mar-18 21:50:42

@Queen

Me too!

LRL2017 Fri 16-Mar-18 21:52:38

My little girl is six months old. Her little smile just melts my heart. She's just started to wean and she makes me proud every day of how much better she is getting with food. I just love her so much!

DannyLaRuesBestFrock Fri 16-Mar-18 21:53:18

Dd is 9 and an absolute joy!!

She is a vegetarian, singing, happy, weird sense of humoured, confident, individualistic, vulnerable, witty, artistic, unsporty, academically average, huggy, loving, ball of wonderfulness.

And we wouldn't have her any other way.

ginteresting Fri 16-Mar-18 21:53:27

I saw that thread. I love the fact they are their own individual human beings with their own loves, joys, little quirks and foibles that make them, them. They can hold my hand or have a cuddle anytime. Even when they're playing up. They aren't perfect and I'm not the perfect parent and that's ok.

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