Monday, March 26, 2012

My Kid Rocks Monday



THREE YEARS AGO (jeez louise) I did a post on bragging about your kids. The idea behind it was that we spend enough time complaining or worrying about our kids' faults, and not enough time celebrating their accomplishments.

Or at least I do. I don't want to be the mom who always talks about her perfect kid. In fact I realized once that I was so paranoid of being That Mom that I had gone the other way, and often talked about their faults - just so you'd know for sure and certain that I wasn't That Mom.

I have learned that as the kids get older, the faults get bigger. There are some days where I feel like all I do is gripe and correct. I bet you feel exactly the same.

It's easy to skim over the great things they do because immediately afterwards they say something smart alec or 'forget' their homework or eat food on the couch again. 

But if we don't brag about our kids, then who will?

So I think it would be a great idea to do this as a regular Monday thing. Let's brag about our kids. You can be as brief or as verbose as your momma's heart and time allows.

I'll go first.




My first grader, Eva Rose, started the third Harry Potter book yesterday and today she was on page 167. 

Your turn!
Either leave a comment or link up.

Brag on momma!



25 comments:

  1. Hi Missy, I am so thankful for your comment on my blog. I REALLY needed some encouragement tonight! I love this link up how wonderful to talk about how much we love our kids. My blog is pretty new and I have mostly written about my grief. However I want the blog to be my family journal that includes Jonathan, not solely about him. I will put in a link for my Baby and brag how much I love him. I am so blessed to have found your blog and will be reading. I will grab your button to put on my blog hop page. Thanks again for the love it did this mommy's heart good.

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  2. My (almost) 5 year old is so helpful in getting me little tiny things. He does it easily when I ask him and it's so nice when I have my arms full of babies! :)

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    1. There is really nothing sweeter than a 5 year old boy.

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  3. My sweet 18-month old daughter slept in until 7:20am this morning. That's a very welcome gift on a Monday morning. :)

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  4. Ooooh, challenge accepted! We were just talking about this with a friend this weekend. The idea of self-fulfilling prophecy. Let's fill our kids with words of affirmation. My six-year-old has doggedly decided to learn to harmonize with me and she is doing it! She hears harmony and raises her voice to sing with me songs to Jesus. It's beautiful!

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  5. My son volunteered to wear underwear today!! (Potty training has been a major struggle thus far.) So proud of him (and hoping this doesn't mean 57 puddles on my floor in the first few hours like it has in the past when I've tried to make him wear the underwear before). ;) hehe

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    1. Two puddles . . . then we had a dr. appointment for me so the diaper had to go back on. However, I'm just proud he VOLUNTEERED to wear underwear! That's a big step for him!! :) :)

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  6. Adelyn is finally here! Praise God for bringing our baby girl to us in a most unexpected way! She is doing great, gaining (slowly) weight, and her apnea and bradycardia issues are getting fewer and further between. If anyone wants to join us in praying God heals her little body, we'd appreciate it!

    Oh - she's SUPER cute too!

    Brooke
    www.MarvelousLoveBlog.com

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  7. My 3-year old is doing 1st grade math alongside her 5-year old sister. And my 16-month old not only sleeps through the night, she still takes a 2-3 hour nap each day! :)

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    1. Okay, WOW. I struggle with first grade math. For real - Eva Rose is in this like accelerated math thing and sometimes I have to draw little pictures to help her get the answer. I am very impressed.

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  8. FIRST GRADE?? That's amazing!!! Have you read the Harry Potter books? They are so, SO good, but I'd encourage you to read them too, they get pretty dark and scary at the end, lots of evil and death. They're great, but just something that parents should probably screen before their kids read the last couple. I still can't believe she's on the third book and only in first grade. That's amazing!! Eva Rose ROCKS!

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    1. I need to - but she keeps outpacing me!! Thanks for the heads up tho.

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    2. More heads up. The fourth book is where it really starts to get darker.

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  9. My 5 year old that has had some delays and struggles in the past actually READ HIS FIRST BOOK to me this morning. Lots of happy dancing and a few happy tears too! :) Thanks for the platform for us proud mamas!

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    1. YEA! Best feeling when they read the first book.

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  10. i have the most thoughtful sensitive little boys, and even though i would love a daughter someday, i am spoiled rotten by hugs, kisses, and cuddles from 4 (almost 5) little boys. (they are good looking kids too, if i say so myself!)

    my recent post: a little bit of real life (and my 37.5 week maternity pics!)

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  11. I'm loving that my 2.5 year old is making a connection about what it means to be kind, especially when she, on her own initiative, goes to get a toy for her 11 month old sister to play with.

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  12. My kids are much older than yours--oldest being twenty-three and youngest being fourteen--but here, I'll give you a glimpse into the future:

    I was proud of the fourteen-year-old yesterday when he came home and told me that he had helped repair two kids' flutes in Band, at school. He had been borrowing the school flute a couple of times (because he forgot his... not so proud of that), and it's kind of old and wonky, so he had learned/figured out about sticky pads and loosening and tightening this and that--so he was able to put that new learning to use for his classmates.

    I told him that you had a first-grader who was reading the third Harry Potter, and he was astounded.

    I love coming here and visiting the era of young-childhood again <3

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  13. I meant to do this yesterday. Can I brag today? My 13 year old daughter and my 6 year old daughter both helped me do yard work yesterday. Yes, they complained, but they did it, and did it well.

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  14. Thank you Missy, for encouraging us to brag on our kiddos and allowing us to link up to your site! You are right, we do not brag on our kids enough...and even better when we can do it with them listening! Loved the opportunity to brag on my oldest's first guest blog post! THANK YOU again!

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  15. My 6 year old son got a pulp & crown today (basically a root canal on a baby tooth) and did great - no tears, no fear. (It's just me being torn up about it.)

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