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I was so proud of DD today

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KatyMac Sun 31-Aug-08 21:03:51

She sails (she is 10)

We went sailing for the first time in weeks

While we were there she was asked to take a little boy (4) out in her boat. She did and sailed round with him really nicely.

She kept letting him in & out of the boat, then she let him steer. She explained exactly what he had to do, she used positive encouraging language, she didn't get stroppy or bossy and was generally a little star

The 4yo now wants to sail every day grin

& I am so proud of dd

nell12 Sun 31-Aug-08 21:05:19

Well done Miss Katymac!!! grin

(we really need a proud mum emotion on here!)

KatyMac Sun 31-Aug-08 21:06:23

I think it very impressive the power didn't go to her head

nell12 Sun 31-Aug-08 21:17:04

She sounds like a very mature and sensible young lady.

Obv down to excellent parenting wink

KatyMac Sun 31-Aug-08 21:18:08


There def needs to be a [proud] one doesn't there

edam Sun 31-Aug-08 21:18:55

Wow, well done mini-Mac! (Katy, is it your dd who had a terrible time at school? Must be even more gratifying when she gets a chance to be confident.)

KatyMac Sun 31-Aug-08 21:20:14

Yes she did - things seem OK now (fingers crossed)

She is about to start her third year at the new school - so you have a very good memory

Hulababy Sun 31-Aug-08 21:22:30

Welld one to your DD

edam Sun 31-Aug-08 21:34:38

Golly, is it that long ago? Glad things are OK now. Remember it because a. I really felt for her because I was bullied at school and b. your MN name means something in my RL!

KatyMac Sun 31-Aug-08 21:51:53


I was really impressed with her (& I told her)

edam Sun 31-Aug-08 22:55:56

Good! Tell her your imaginary computer pixie friends are dead chuffed for her as well. grin

KatyMac Mon 01-Sep-08 07:37:24

I am SO upset

I didn't realise you were all imaginary....I thought you were REAL sad

EachPeachPearMum Mon 01-Sep-08 12:37:11

What age did she start at KatyMac?
4 yo seems so young to be out on the water! Could he swim at all?

KatyMac Mon 01-Sep-08 13:09:13

He couldn't swim - the water was about 3ft deep & his parents were there - he was also wearing a bouyancy aid (which is not a reason to not watch what was going on)

She has been sailing by herself fr about 4 yrs, but since she was about 7 or 8 months with other people in bigger boats

EachPeachPearMum Mon 01-Sep-08 13:23:08

<sigh> the childhood I wanted!
(was a swallows and amazons fiend smile)

KatyMac Mon 01-Sep-08 13:24:38

So is she grin

It is a childhood I wanted I arranged it (but not in a 'living through my child' way grin)

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