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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?

CalamityKate Wed 12-Feb-14 09:51:39

At our last parents evening at primary for DS1 his wonderful teacher told us that if she had kids of her own she wanted a DSs name.

We said we'd recently told him about his Aspergers. She said "If you don't mind me asking, how did he take it?" We said that he responded "Oh, well everyone's different, aren't they? If people can't cope with that then it's their problem". She filled up and had to compose herself. Lovely, lovely teacher.

AllDirections Tue 11-Feb-14 23:54:41

I had DD2's parent's evening last night. She's 13 and about to take her options and her subject teachers were pretty much 'Pick me, pick me' because she's lovely to teach, her work is of a very high standard and her homework is always done. Her art teacher said that if her year 11s produced art work like DD2 she would be very happy and that's she's going to fight to make sure that she teaches DD2 next year. She's working at level 8 for maths and will do her GCSE a year early. She was 2 marks off an A when she recently did a past biology GCSE paper and 2 marks off a B for chemistry.

DD1 (17) has brought her friend home to stay because she's having a hard time at home at the moment. She's given up her room and is bunking in with DD3.

HerrenaHarridan Tue 11-Feb-14 23:39:49

Yeeha! Writing books, cutting up pants what wonderful kids we have gringringrin

LtEveDallas Tue 11-Feb-14 11:38:06

I am very proud of my DD. Yes, she drives me batty on a regular basis, but the good far, far outweighs the bad.

She is crazy inventive and imaginative. She is always making 'stuff'. This last week we have a den in the dining room, which means we cannot use the table (and haven't for a week). The den has a bar, food prep area, sleeping area, security (toy gun), TV (ipad) and music room.

She has K Nex models all over the place that are now treated as ornaments (so I get to dust them). She wrote a 'Contract' on the computer yesterday that she tricked DH and I into signing - we now have to buy her a 'Victorious Guitar and Microphone Set' and if we don't we have to sit in the rain in the garden for 2 hours a day shock grin

I came home last night and discovered that she had used one of my pairs of tights to make a 'grass seed caterpiller' and had cut up a pair of my knickers to make headbands and scarves for her 'school' children (bears).

I never know what she will come up with next, she keeps me on my toes and I love it smile

kinkyfuckery Tue 11-Feb-14 11:14:45

My DD2 came home with Star of The Week last week.

She's very clingy and shy and cries most mornings going into school (since August! It's hard, but I know she's fine once she's in). She's been making a real effort (helped by permission to bring a toy/doll with her each day that stays in her bag) and her teacher is so proud of her.
SotW involves asking each child in the class what they like about the Star, so DD2 has comments such as "(DD2) never grabs anyone's hood" and "She never hits" alongside "(DD2) is my friend forever" Awww.

CocktailQueen Tue 11-Feb-14 11:10:20

Great thread! smile

My dd has just won first prize in her age group in a national poetry competition - I'm so chuffed for her smile She's writing a book too - she's done 25,000 words already. She's in Year 5 and on track for a NC level 6 by the end of Year 5 smile and she's just been nominated for a Head Teacher's award for a homework assignment - really proud of her smile

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Feb-14 11:04:58

Hi all,

What great DCs you all have - can we show off about how great our MNers' kids are?

We do have a gifted and talented topic where you can celebrate to your heart's content, but feel free to carry on with this thread (as it's really rather lovely).

HerrenaHarridan Tue 11-Feb-14 09:56:34

I honestly think we do, we often see threads that people are using to share their child's achievements but ime these are only 'allowed' if the op is stating that the child has additional need but has managed such and such.

The spate of 'aibu to think my child is distinctly average' threads made me sad

There needs to be space to celebrate all kids achievements without people taking it competitively etc

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.

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 Fri 07-Feb-14 22:05:32

That's lovely - he can chat back, Judy 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 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

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!

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

Nice thread idea.
We had parents evening last week for ds (7) he's end of august born and has lacked in confidence.
His teachers are so pleased with his attainment and how he has grown in confidence but it's what they said about him being a good role model, always tring his best, being kind and courteous that made me proud.

Makes up for his 14 year old db who has been a pita these last few weeks.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

Is it a good poem?

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 16:07:37

I love that - wish mine could make lasagna.

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.

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