Things your kids do that make you ridiculously proud

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LEGO® Juniors asked Mumsnetters to share the things that make them most proud of their DC – and it turned out to be the little things. Blimmin' lovely.

When they're unfailingly good eggs

When they're unfailingly good eggs

“My proudest moments with my children aren't when they achieve something as such, but when they show good character and kindness. Last month my eldest son won 'player of the week' at football, but I was far prouder that on the walk back to the car, every time a team mate said 'Well done', he said 'Thanks, you played really well too.'”

When they defy expectations

When they defy expectations

“I am so proud of my son. When he was younger he was diagnosed with a speech and language disorder. I’ll never forget the head speech and language teacher telling me that he would struggle for the rest of his life, and only ever be educated in specialist units. He has been at university for four years now, and is just finishing his Master's degree. He is absolutely amazing.”

When they show ambition beyond their years

When they show ambition beyond their years

“My daughter has only just started playing with proper Lego, but a major moment of pride was when she started building and creating with no input from us. She decided she wanted to be an engineer, so she created a design for a place she'd keep her rocket (as you do). She created a tall building, and she wanted it to be rain-proof, so built a roof over the top using varying styles of brick. She's four, so I was super chuffed about her creativity, and not to mention her wanting to be an engineer!”

When they're passionate *and* encouraging

When they're passionate *and* encouraging

“My daughter is sports captain for her school year and encourages others to take part – I'm so proud of her.”

When they're proud to be who they are

When they're proud to be who they are

“My five-year-old has some interesting tastes and obsessions – reading Lego building instructions as bedtime stories, not liking any animals except for snails, being obsessive about counting, and a host of other things. He has a lot of social issues, and whilst he's fine in school he won't do playing at people's houses, parties freak him out, and he is generally a bit unsure of others. One child came up to him at school and called him weird recently. He fixed them with a steely eye and replied ‘I'm not weird, I'm quirky’. Heart melted, pride soared.”

When they understand the importance of kindness

When they understand the importance of kindness

“At parents' evening, the first thing the teacher said to me was ‘You must be so proud of your son – he's such a kind, caring boy, he goes out of his way to help the teachers, and any classmates that need any help.’ He's struggling a little academically, but to me that's not as important as knowing he has a beautiful disposition – just one of the many ways he makes me proud.”

When they try their best and reap the benefits

When they try their best and reap the benefits

“Hearing my daughter read a story book to me in one sitting, cover to cover, made me so proud. She has dyslexia and struggles to read. Up until a few months ago it felt like she may never learn to read, so to hear her read aloud to me – and very proudly too – was awesome.”

When they're warm

When they're warm

“Anytime I see my lad take the time to sit and play, read, and talk with his younger sister it makes me immensely proud. It makes me feel like we have really achieved something when we see how much he loves her and wants to spend time with her. "

When they're sensitive and conscientious

When they're sensitive and conscientious

“Our beautiful dog will be put to sleep soon as she isn't very well. She's my daughter's best friend, and although she's very sad about what will happen, she's decided to be her vet, and she looks after her. When she goes to nursery she makes sure there is someone else to be the vet. Whenever anyone in the family is sad about our poorly dog, she gives them a big cuddle and reminds us all that we'll have the memories of our lovely dog.”

When they're just really, really brave

When they're just really, really brave

“I am proud of my nine-year-old daughter. She has Asperger's and hates people touching or looking at her – consequently, she’s only ever had her hair trimmed twice. It is so stressful for her. Last year she decided to raise money for The Little Princess Trust – she had 15 inches of her beautiful hair cut off to send to the charity to be made into wigs for children who had lost their own hair. We could see how hard it was for her but she did it. She was brave and strong and she raised £1000 for the Little Princess Trust. She is so proud of herself and she is my inspiration every single day.”