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Old 09-09-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Things that make you know you're doing something right.

On Monday we took our kids to a theme park called 'Dreamworld' with some family that was visiting from out of town. Dreamworld also happens to be the home of the tv reality show 'Big Brother' here in Australia and so when you go to Dreamworld, you can go for a tour through the Big Brother house.

So it was almost the end of the day and Dazza pipes up and says, "I want to go have a look at the BB house". (He happens to be a fan of the show unfortunately and I can't understand how someone of his intellect can be, but he is). Anyway, it's a pretty long walk down there, and I definitely didn't feel like it and no one else wanted to go either. I was just starting to say I didn't feel like the walk when my son Aden asked to talk to me in private. He said to me, "Mum, I think you should go with Dazza if he wants you to. After all, he's been lining up for us all day and this is the one thing he's asked to do"

Of course Aden was right, and I was going to go if I had to anyway, but it was very touching to know that my son could put himself in someone else's shoes that way. It's not the first time, but I just thought a thread for people to brag about their kids nice stuff might be cool.

So what have your kids said or done lately that makes you feel proud?
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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I was working on a painting today. My son walked by and said "It looks really awesome, Mom."

Not a big deal. Just something that made my day.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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Just to say you & Case are very much doing it right, they are a credit to you.

Not that I would have doubted it.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:19 AM   #4
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I would think that one of the best compliments you could get, as a parent, is someone saying "now that's a nice kid!"

I'm guessing Ali and Case hear that from time to time.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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my kid knocks people down and breaks other kids' noses. probably not what you had in mind.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:51 AM   #6
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I think knowing when that sort of thing is appropriate puts LL in the category of "things that tell you you're doing something right." That story about LL standing up to the bully should be in this thread.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:26 PM   #7
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I would think that one of the best compliments you could get, as a parent, is someone saying "now that's a nice kid!"

I'm guessing Ali and Case hear that from time to time.
I do get compliments like that fairly often. I usually follow it up with something like, "Thanks for that. We're very proud of him, but like all other kids, he does have his moments." Which is usually followed up by knowing smiles from all parents within earshot.

And it's true. I could just as easily start a thread titled something like, "How you know your child really is the Devil's Spawn"
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:39 PM   #8
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my kid knocks people down and breaks other kids' noses. probably not what you had in mind.
"Wow, what a right hook on that kid! He's dynamite."

Feel better, not every dad can raise a vigilante with a soft spot for special ed kids.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:40 PM   #9
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I was working on a painting today. My son walked by and said "It looks really awesome, Mom. Can I have another dish of ice cream?"

Not a big deal. Just something that made my day.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:25 PM   #10
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I don't have kids, but, for the brief time he was in my life, Gustav the stick bug sure made me proud.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:53 AM   #11
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HLJ, what happened to Gustav?
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HLJ, what happened to Gustav?


sshhhh, it's 9/11, you insensitive bitch
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:59 AM   #13
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oh crap.

I'm so sorry HLJ. I'm building a memorial.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:13 PM   #14
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Gustav spread his wings and since he doesn't have any wings he plummeted.
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oh crap.

I'm so sorry HLJ. I built a memorial.
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