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Could we have a 'showing off' thread

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Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 14:24:10

It would be great to have somewhere for people to go and just blurt 'ds (5) is on stage 9 ORT' and others to pile in with references to their own dcs excellence. Or g and t or swimming levels or learning to do laces (ds, hyper mobile fingers, age ten, fantastic).
I'm really fed up of pretend concerned threads 'aibu to worry that dd is only 3a in year 2' or 'what does NC L6 mean in year 5?'
It's totally okay to celebrate out dcs, can't we just provide a space?

HerrenaHarridan Fri 07-Feb-14 14:31:55

This is a great idea, actually we should be able to celebrate our dcs achievements without

HerrenaHarridan Fri 07-Feb-14 14:33:46

Sorry dog interference!

Upsetting others

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 15:01:40

Haha, naughty dog.
Yes that's what I think - I'd rather not be annoyed by someone twisting themselves in knots with a disingenuous 'really worried' post.
I'm happy for people to celebrate their dcs!

newpup Fri 07-Feb-14 15:10:10

okay I 'll start! grin I have the most fantastic. wonderful DDs. They are both stunning, clever, funny and charming. I see them with their friends and I wonder how the two most beautiful girls are mine. They are musical, sporty, academic and more importantly, kind, sweet, generous and thoughtful. They astound me every day and I am thankful for them every second of every day. Raising them is the highlight of my life and I cherish every moment. grin

OldBeanbagz Fri 07-Feb-14 15:16:42

Can i join in?

This week i'm really, really proud of my Y4 DS who was sent to do maths with the Y6 children!

And my Y7 DD is flourishing at high school, made loads of new friends and has put herself forward for things i thought she'd shy away from.

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 15:44:28

Newpup that is fantastic. How lovely to be so proud.
Old beanz- that's really bright; your ds must be super pleased at the challenge.
My ds has mastered laces. Finally!
Little ds has gone up two book levels.

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 15:45:07

Actually maybe we could have a 'fantastically proud parent' subject

PortofinoRevisited Fri 07-Feb-14 15:51:53

My dd is going to be 10 in a few weeks (how did that happen???) and I think she is pretty damn fantastic. She is clever, mostly polite, helpful, can knock up a mean lasagne and make me a coffee. I am really proud of her today, as due the complicated Brussels Secondary School enrollment system, we have today gone to enroll her in a different Primary. She is a bit sad that she will be moving from her friends, but is being very grown up about it. She was a total surprise baby, but I would not be without her.

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 16:07:37

I love that - wish mine could make lasagna.

ghostinthecanvas Fri 07-Feb-14 16:10:33

My DD learned her class poem. Her SNs affect her memory and hearing her say the poem gives me a real buzz.

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 18:41:23

Is it a good poem?

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 18:43:27

Sorry I meant - did that help her to learn it? Really hard memorising things.

TheHappyCamper Fri 07-Feb-14 18:58:55

Great idea! (hope it doesn't go pear shaped)

My fab dd aged 4.10 in reception got a head teacher's award sticker for writing totally on her own:

how do petuls grow? with worta and sun

I'm so proud smile

CPtart Fri 07-Feb-14 19:00:12

My year 4 DS told this week at parents night he is already working at year 6 level for maths, and more importantly...he loves it!

ghostinthecanvas Fri 07-Feb-14 19:03:51

Neefmother it was an awful poem. Written in Scots. (Not that that made it awful) We had to explain what it all meant cos she never understood it!! So wasn't an easy one to learn.

Ledkr Fri 07-Feb-14 19:07:33

My dd who I raised totally alone from a baby is so beautiful and funny.
She is a fantastic little dancer too.
She has lots of lovely friends but always sticks up for anyone she feels is being treated badly.
She found out about and reported an extreme case of online bullying last year despite the bully being pretty threatening to her.
She is lovely.

CalamityKate Fri 07-Feb-14 19:10:48

My AS DS1 (11) has a fantastic sense of humour, the sunniest nature and everyone he meets loves him.

He's taken senior school in his stride, is in the top sets for everything and is in the top 3 of his class for maths. He absolutely always tries his best, always strives to beat his personal best at whatever he does and I'm prouder of him than I can ever express.

My DS2 (10) tries to pretend he's too cool for mushy stuff and mostly pulls it off but sometimes he'll say something so wise and empathetic and just downright sweet that I could cry. He's also got a great sense of humour - we have such a laugh together sometimes. We just get each other and more and more frequently I get bittersweet flashes of the man he will become and it makes me smile.

everlong Fri 07-Feb-14 19:12:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 20:04:30

I really really want to 'like' these posts; I'm reading them all with a lump in my throat at how the dcs probably don't know how much their achievements or personalities mean to us.
Level six is brilliant! Truly a boast worthy effort!

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 20:06:04

Ever long, Kate and ledkr - it's so great to have a moment of just being proud if everything about your child. It's so busy, life, that it's rare you stop and think like that.
Clever little person, writing how petals are made smile

Judyandherdreamofhorses Fri 07-Feb-14 20:10:48

This is lovely, for a change. I'm always moaning about my DC!

DD started Reception in January, a term later than the rest of her class. She has skipped in happily every day, and skipped out with a big smile on her face to cuddle her baby brother and tell us all about her day.

DS has discovered the power of speech and talks in 2 word sentences all day long. He's 19 months and finds the world so fascinating. Everything is worthy of comment, in his opinion! And he can say almost all the words of most of his favourite nursery rhymes.

Nerfmother Fri 07-Feb-14 22:05:32

That's lovely - he can chat back, Judy smile

HerrenaHarridan Mon 10-Feb-14 23:54:50

Hey I didn't realise this thread had become the proud patent thread... Right my turn! grin

My dd is in fact simply the most amazing person I have ever met.

She has just turned 2 but her language skills are incredible, she talks in simple sentences and has been known to string together 5 words!

She knows about 30 signs and is just starting to learn abstract signs (ie not eat because she wants food but train or something)

She is mostly well behaved, eats well, sleeps well and sits quietly and patiently through her endless medical appts.

She unreliably knows her colours, shapes, numbers, all sorts of different animals and lots of the parts of her body including the correct word for her vulva.

She also knows all the character in raa raa and Thomas grin

She asks to use the toilet intermittently and actually does shock

And best of all, today she walked a mile and a half round the country park, the whole way, no carrying at all!

I was told this kid would never walk or be continent!

She is utterly brilliant!

Cliched or not, she is my world, my greatest achievement and my motivation smile

Nerfmother Tue 11-Feb-14 09:05:11

God Herrena! That's pretty amazing, especially with what you were told.
I think maybe we need a topic for showing off, rather than a thread.

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