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What's your favourite thing about your child?

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timeandtimeagain42 · 01/07/2019 08:59

Does anybody fancy a nice cheerful thread for a Monday morning. I know kids can be hard work and drive us loopy but what is it about your child that gives you a little surge of love every time?

For me, my ds is 7 and he loves the smaller children and babies. He's so caring. My inspiration for the thread was watching him on the playground yesterday. He stopped playing to carefully help a toddler get on the seesaw, got her settled and asked another child to go on the other side with her. He will also spend hours entertaining his baby cousin and bringing her toys that he knows are safe.

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BenWillbondsPants · 01/07/2019 09:22

DS (15) is so easy going. He's incredibly thoughtful and kind.

DD (13) is funny and loves to do things for other people. She's also very resilient.

Sunnysidegold · 01/07/2019 09:25

Ds 1 has a razor sharp wit for an 8 year old.he cracks me up with his observational hunour

Ds 2 is 7 and has a "gentle soul" as my aunt puts it. He is very in tune with feelings and very considerate of how others feel which is lovely.

Bunnylady53 · 01/07/2019 09:37

I need this thread today! DD10 has a very strong sense of right & wrong ( like me) & I love her passion. I have to remember all her good points when she’s stropping like Kevin The Teenager!

timeandtimeagain42 · 01/07/2019 15:53

@Bunnylady53 ha ha so do I!! I think it's very easy to get bogged down in what they do wrong and forget all their gorgeous bits. Your kids all sound lovely!!

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Spanneroo · 01/07/2019 16:05

My DD1 is so incredibly sociable and values people and their happiness above all else. I wish I had a bit more if that. She is so compassionate and caring already and she's only 5. She's going to be a remarkable human being.

DD2 has a terrifying amount of enthusiasm. She will try anything, and finds fun everywhere. It has resulted in a fair few A&E trips, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Stravapalava · 01/07/2019 16:11

DD1 is a kind soul and she makes me proud how caring and willing to offer help she is. She's a lovely big sister too, more than I ever was!

DD2 is a character - absolutely hilarious some of the things she comes out with. She also knows her own mind and does things on her own terms - although this might be less endearing as she gets older!!

BlondeBumshelll · 01/07/2019 16:11

DS1 has ASD and empathy isn't his strong point but I love when either me or DD is sick/have hurt ourselves and he rushes to us to offer comfort and make tea/give DD cuddles. He only does it with us though, DP could be dying and DS would ask him to go to the shop for him Grin

DS2 is very affectionate and always offering hugs/head massages. He also has a really 'dad jokes' type of humour and his one liners make us chuckle.

DDs laugh when she's said something really funny cracks me up. We end up laughing at her laughing which makes her laugh even more. She's 5 so always coming out with funny remarks which makes us laugh so she in turn laughs like a drain.

CassianAndor · 01/07/2019 16:12

DD is very like me, which obviously makes her adorable.

weebarra · 01/07/2019 16:13

DS1 (11) has ADHD and can be really challenging. However, he loves babies and toddlers, has unbridled enthusiasm and can be very funny.
DS2 (8) has a hugely dry sense of humour and a fabulous memory for facts. He also loves a cuddle.
DD (5) is very caring about her friends. She has a great sense of style and is fiercely independent.

Blueuggboots · 01/07/2019 16:17

He's really proud of me! I sang in public at the weekend and he was so proud he cried!! (I think it was being proud rather than the noise!!!) 😂😂

RagingWhoreBag · 01/07/2019 16:17

Thanks for the chance to think about this! I’m a single mum and sometimes the toil takes over and you can’t see the good stuff. Stopping to appreciate their good points is really valuable.

DS1 is very funny and intense! His quirky sense of humour makes us all laugh and is an inspiration to the others to just be themselves and not follow the crowd.

DS2 is sensitive and kind. He’ll give you the last biscuit and go without himself, and is very sweet with his GF. I feel like he’s learned all the lessons I’ve tried to teach them all over the years about how to be a good person.

DD is very affectionate. She’ll tell me all the time how much she loves and and that I’m beautiful etc. She’s also growing into quite the feminist which makes me proud. I know she won’t stand for any bullshit as she gets older, although I do feel a bit guilty that I’ve tainted her innocence by pointing it all out at the tender age of 12. She impresses her teachers with her amazing writing on really complex subjects!

WhoKnewBeefStew · 01/07/2019 16:18

DD 11 is so laid back and chilled, nothing is too much hassle

DD 7 makes everyone feel loved and smile

BettyJune07 · 01/07/2019 16:21

DT1 is so funny, quick and witty. Shes so comfortable in her own skin which I really admire because she has a physical disability, just takes it all in her stride with a positive attitude and always gives it her all.

DT2 is so caring, she will often witness people being horrible to others at school and say to me 'that's not fair is it mummy, we should be kind to everyone even if we're having a bad day'. She always helps her sister and if anyone says something to her she will be there with her arm round her shoulder telling them how and why she has her disability.

Another thing that both do which I adore is if I put myself down i.e: I'm rubbish at drawing. They'll always reply 'no you're not you're amazing to us'
Ooh I bloody love my girls.

MondeoFan · 01/07/2019 16:23

DD1 doesn't stop talking, and singing
DD2 doesn't stop talking, she's such great company, oh and singing
See the pattern here?

ritzbiscuits · 01/07/2019 16:24

DS is not an easy child at all, but love the fact he's great in new situations. He's confident and willing to give anything his best shot. I have no worries signing him up to a Summer camp where he doesn't know anyone as he'll get stuck in and really enjoy it.

ritzbiscuits · 01/07/2019 16:26

@RagingWhoreBag Agree re: DS1, my DS is also independent and doesn't follow the crowd. A good trait!

Knitwit99 · 01/07/2019 16:26

Mine has ADHD and is the most frustrating disorganised child ever. But is also, when the mood takes him, capable of entertaining himself for an hour with a stick and a rock. It's lovely.

BlueMerchant · 01/07/2019 16:27

DS- we have such a strong bond. He's a typical pre-teen gamer who can be moody and awkward but he always loves a cuddle before bed and is a bit if a Mummy's boy (on the sly of course).
DD- real little social butterfly who amazes me everyday. She's got lots of friends and as someone who can be quite socially awkward I find myself in awe of her.

PotolBabu · 01/07/2019 16:28

DS1 is unbelievably hard working. I truly admire his work ethic. He’s also a very sweet, kind boy who is a wonderful big brother. DS2 is in the throes of toddlerdom but has genuine charm and personality. I consider myself quite strict but even I have to melt sometimes when he smiles sweetly after his latest misdeed. He is enormously popular in a way shy DS1 never was. I really enjoy watching their different personalities. This morning they spent 20 mins on the sofa post breakfast, despite their considerable age gap, discussing unicorns and rainbows. It was very cute (and I finished a whole cup of tea!).

Soola · 01/07/2019 16:29

Adult Son - standing firm in his political beliefs at University and not allowing himself to be indoctrinated into looney left wing ideology and Socialism that is being rammed down their throats.

Adult Daughter - compassionate animal lover who cares for her own pets and has helped lost pets be reunited, cared for wounded wildlife and brought farm animals to safety.

VioletCharlotte · 01/07/2019 16:33

DS1 (19) can be so eccentric sometimes, and very funny and creative. He is very much an individual.

DS2 (18) is very caring and loyal inside his laddish exterior. He's got lots of female friends as he's very kind to them and will always make sure they get home safely after a night out.

mindproject · 01/07/2019 16:35

DD is 13. There are lots of things I love about her. I love how intelligent she is and how she remembers every little detail about everything and she understands everything. Nothing seems to bother her, she doesn't cry much although she will complain if something isn't good enough (my cooking). She is also very creative and technical. She's been sorting out all the technology at home since the age of 6, which is great because I do not enjoy it. I love all the things she makes. I love all her little quirks and the funny things she says. She has always known her own mind, what she likes, what she doesn't like, she has a strong character.

On the down side she is a bit messy, lazy and orders me about.

QueenofLouisiana · 01/07/2019 16:39

Resilience. DS 14 is dyslexic, spelling is a challenge, organisation is an on-going concern; every day he just gets on with it. Finds ways to remember what he needs to do, using strategies to make the spellings st least a little comprehensible, sorting himself out.
He has set some challenging goals for himself this year and worked really hard to achieve them. Because he’s sorted out a plan to achieve great things, he has managed it.

ChihuahuaMummy1 · 01/07/2019 16:48

Ds 5 is strong willed and vocal,I love it about him hes like me which is scary and good at the same time

MaidenMotherCrone · 01/07/2019 16:55

They love me.

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